Form follows function. Objects take up space and shape when they exist, and function is what gives it purpose.
This is the ethos of the newly opened concept store XCEPTION in Makati.
The lifestyle store/home décor and design hub sheds a new light on form and function with signature pieces from globally recognized home and lifestyle brands. The store features quality and top-of-the-line products that will give character to any home or piece of living space. This is evident in its feature of brands well known for the functionality and aesthetics of their products.
For example, the store features Cologne-based German brand Bordbar’s line of new and repurposed airline food trolleys that were turned into artsy and useful home furniture. One of the store’s walls features recycled aluminum chairs from American brand Emeco. Spanish brand Octaevo sells water-resistant paper sleeves that can be used on plastic bottles so they can be reused as vases or penholders.
Other brands that the store carries include industry standard kitchen and bath products from VIPP (Denmark), dinnerware and pottery from Serax (Belgium) and travel products maker Palomar (Italy). Knowing that their customers’ unique tastes are informed by global interests, the store constantly updates its inventory with products that follow design trends from Europe and items from classic stores in Japan and North America.
“It’s a destination for functional art; that is what we like to call it. That’s why the set up is kind of like a museum because we want to highlight the quirks and the qualities of each item. Each brand is highlighted in such a way that each product tells a story. We have an area for home and design. We also have an exhibit and events space, a curated fashion area, and a café. The main unifying point of all the four area is that we want to highlight form and function,” says XCEPTION brand manager Angela Abores.
If you’re looking for home furniture pieces that stand the test of time, or items known for their unique sturdiness, functionality, or character, XCEPTION is the destination to visit and shop at.
XCEPTION is located at the G/F of The Biltmore, 102 Aguirre Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City. For inquiries, call 585-8420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.