Ito Kish Biography

Ito Kish is the chief storyteller of the visual landscapes he creates. Launching his first furniture line in March 2012, it garnered a welcoming response and success. Beholder of a detailed eye, his influences are eclectic and almost other-worldly. With a deep appreciation for Philippine creativity and craftsmanship, he continues to push boundaries beyond the context of what is preconceived and preloved by giving it new life. He melds in his pieces traditional Asian craft techniques with forms culled from the country's unique European-influenced history. 

“My design will always be about who I am and where I come from," he says.

Ito Kish constantly receives worldwide acclaim for his bold interpretation of heritage. See snapshots of his global press coverage.

Awards and Recognitions

2014 - October
Asia Talents
Designer award given by INTERNI Magazine Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

Asia Talents 2014
Designer award given by FORM Magazine Singapore
Bangkok, Thailand

Manila FAME
Katha Award for Best Product Design for B-Luxe
SMX, Pasay City, Philippines

2014 - April
A' Design Award & Competition, Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Arts, Crafts and
Ready-Made Design for Santamaria Stool
Como, Italy

A' Design Award & Competition, Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Furniture,
Decorative Items and Homeware Design for Rodolfo Console Table
Como, Italy

A' Design Award & Competition Iron for Furniture, Decorative Items and
Homeware Design for Basilisa Armoire
Como, Italy

A' Design Award & Competition Iron for Furniture, Decorative Items and
Homeware Design for Basilisa 3 seater
Como, Italy

2014- March
Philippine International Furniture Show
Best Visual Merchandising / Booth
SMX, Pasay City, Philippines

 

2013 - October
Gwangju Design Biennale Icons of Asia for the Gregoria Chair
Gwangju, South Korea

2013 - April
A' Design Award & Competition Silver Best Design for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design for Gregoria lounge
Como, Italy

2013 - March
Philippine International Furniture Show, Best Transitional Furniture Design for Basilisa Geometric Stool
SMX, Pasay City, Philippines

Philippine International Furniture Show, Nomination for Best Transitional Furniture Design
for Basilisa Armoire
SMX, Pasay City, Philippines

2012 - March
Philippine International Furniture Show, Best Booth
SMX, Pasay City, Philippines

Manila FAME
Katha Award for Best Furniture Design for Gregoria Lounge
SMX, Pasay City, Philippines

Manila FAME
Katha Award for Best Booth
SMX, Pasay City, Philippines