Real Living partners with Match Contract Furniture for an exclusive mix-and-match-themed showroom event

Last August 12, 2015 (a month ago), I attended Real Living and Match Contract Furniture's exclusive mix-and-match-themed showroom event. It was graced with press, bloggers, and designers so I thought, what better way to end my "unemployed, happy-go-lucky, fresh graduate life" than to experience a little of what world I'd be entering? :">

The "let's pretend I'm one of the famous interior designers of the event" photo

Real Living, the country’s best-selling home magazine, has partnered with Match Contract Furniture, the go-to place for exceptional restaurant and retail furniture, to help bring interior design projects to stylish life with an exclusive mix-and-match-themed event to help launch Match’s recently renovated showroom. 

Held at Match’s Makati showroom, Real Living’s Editor-in-Chief Rachelle Medina and Associate Publisher Tom Castañeda joined Match Contract Furniture’s General Manager Cheryl Tan to perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony after welcoming guests to the event.

“We chose to partner with Real Living because the magazine covers a diverse audience that Match would like to reach out to, including designers and consumers who are interested in home makeovers and entrepreneurs who are planning to set up their own commercial spaces,” says Cheryl Tan. “Moreover, Real Living’s close relationship with architects and designers makes it a perfect match for us in promoting Match as a destination for furniture and interior décor.”

Match’s products have been used at hip and happening dining establishments and retail outlets throughout Metro Manila, including Locavore, Duck & Buvette, La Cabrera, Spice & Cleaver, ArroZeria, Susi, Santiago, Elbert’s Cheesesteak, The Italian Market, Fireside by Kettle, Sarsa, Kafe Batwan and more.

The Showroom

Me looking very professional (Interior Designer vibe) :">

I have a sweet spot for ghost chairs / transparent chairs.

“I believe Match Contract Furniture is the perfect one-stop-shop for designers looking for top-quality, on-trend pieces to furnish their restaurant, hospitality, and retail projects,” says Rachelle Medina. “Aside from this, the furnishings, especially the chairs and lamps, are stylish enough for homes too.”
Match Contract Furniture, like Real Living, is about helping people achieve their dream spaces by providing solutions to designers, business owners and consumers, including a wide range of merchandise that appeals to the design community.

“Through programs like Real Living’s Real Makeovers, a popular editorial feature among our readers that appears in every issue, the magazine has had the opportunity to work closely with architects, interior designers and trade professionals,” says Tom Castaneda. “Much like our readers, the designers and architects we work with rely on Real Living to provide recommendations on places to source for their projects. And we believe Match has trendy and affordable pieces they can mix and match to create stylish places people will truly appreciate.”

From left to right: Hazelyn Tan (my college friend), Me, Theressa Asis, Jeselyn Chuan, and Bangz Zaldivar of ZPosts Manila

Posing with my new blogger friends! :)

To be honest, this is by far the most enjoyable blog event I ever attended! I had so much fun and I am very happy to have met these lovely ladies. I spent the whole event night with them and it felt like we've known each other for a long time. :)

I was in love with the buffet set up! <3 It was satisfying not just for my hungry stomach but for my eyes as well.

The Match Contract Furniture showroom, located at 2100 Chino Roces Avenue, Pasong Tamo Extension in Makati, is open to design professionals and consumers alike. Store hours are Mondays to Saturdays 10am to 6pm. For more information, feel free to call the store at 6258706, 6258709, 6255929, 0917-8643023.

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P.S. Thank you so much Haze for coming with me and for being my "photographer". hehe. :)

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  6. Wow, the ghost chairs / transparent chairs thing kind of new to me, Really inspiring event. Wish i could join there with my Italian Furniture

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