Kuysen, one of the leading sources in luxury home furniture and fixtures in the Philippines, opened its five-storey, multi-function building in Makati City last February 21, 2019. It is a showroom promising an experience beyond the ordinary, a first of its kind in the country.
The opening of Kuysen Design and Experience Center was also the celebration of Kuysen’s 30th year in the industry. The impressive fixtures and sheer massive space of the showroom are brought to life by the hands of esteemed architect and interior designer, Ed Calma. This is the first showroom that he designed as a luxury home.
When it comes to designing a living space, Calma considered making the space unique to the users by incorporating elements such as use of materials and expressing them in a different way. He demonstrated this uniqueness by adding the signature Ed Calma touch to each specialized floor of the Kuysen Design and Experience Center.
According to him, “The Kuysen showroom is located along a row of boxy buildings in Jupiter street. This gave me an opportunity to break the line of boxes by splaying the floors of the building into separate forms allowing Kuysen to define each floor to house a particular brand or product. The curvilinear facade creates a segmented facade of glass of different angles that minimizes direct heat gain into the building.”
Upon entering, one will be in awe of the beautiful furniture that is settled on perfect spots in the massive room. The ground floor, called LuxeLiving, features a Kuysen curated space that allows clients to visualize an actual living area with the selection of luxury brands such as Porro, Living Divani, Poggenpohl and Vibia.
The second floor is called Bespoke, devoted to customizable furniture that inspires individuality where an elegant whiskey bar can also be found. One can create expressive furniture reflecting their own personal taste and lifestyle. The items are handcrafted by artisans using traditional techniques. Each item is handmade using the finest materials in the world. Brands such as Baxter, Ceccotti, Paola Lenti, Vibia and Gan found in this floor represent longevity of distinct aesthetic that Kuysen is known for.
Heading up the stairs of the showroom leads to Design Curio where designs are eccentric and offer aesthetic value that goes beyond the mind. From furniture with strong Italian heritage to Danish brands that gives new light to modern Scandinavian design, one can choose from iconic pieces of Zanotta, Driade, Saba, Desalto, Muuto, Montana, and Pedrali. Some of these are pieces were even shown on display at the Metropolitan Museum.
Next is The Collective floor which showcases kitchen and bathroom lifestyle displays as well as other complementary products from Kaldewei, Keuco, Victoria Albert, Puntotre, Kessel, Teka, Kuppershbush, Foster, Poggenpohl, Cerim, and Iberro. Visitors can even test any of the working Poggenpohl kitchens in place. It is furnished with gorgeous finishes, latest appliances and fixtures from Europe.
After going through those displays, one can proceed to the Designer Bathroom where a selection of award-winning design and innovation from industry leaders Handsgrohe, Axor, and Duravit can be found our Shower World. One can book a private test shower and indulge with the pleasure of 4 of Hansgrohe's shower innovations.
Make sure to visit the relaxing space of the roof deck called the Atmosphere, the roof deck, which offers a 360-degree view of the metropolis that can be enjoyed while surrounded by playful colors, textures and shapes only Paola Lenti pieces can offer.
Kuysen Design + Experience Center is truly a treat of the senses. Unparalleled luxury that is only Kuysen.
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