SM Retail is pleased to bring leading home furnishings brand Crate & Barrel to the Philippines through SM Retailer subsidiary HMS Development Corporation. The first branch, which spans 2,000 square feet, opens today at the 4th Level of SM Megamall Building D. More stores will follow shortly in the first quarter of 2015.
“We are happy to announce that the first Crate and Barrel store in Manila is opening on November 20 at the SM Mega Fashion Hall,” says Crate and Barrel Interim CEO Adrian Mitchell. “In collaboration with our esteemed franchise partner, SM Retail Group, we are bringing in the best of Crate and Barrel and creating an exciting new retail synergy in Manila.”
Crate and Barrel opened its doors in 1962 as a family business started by Gordon and Carole Segal in Chicago, Illinois. The couple was inspired by the simple, well-designed, affordable products they had purchased on their honeymoon in Europe. The Segals decided to open a home furnishings store, calling it ‘Crate and Barrel’ after the shipping crates and barrels, which brought their inventory and became their first store fixtures. Working directly with European ateliers and factories to import their products, Crate and Barrel was among the first retailers to make modern tabletop and kitchenwares affordable to American consumers. Today, Crate and Barrel is an international, multi-channel family of brands, known for exclusive housewares and furniture designs, excellent value and superb customer service. Owned by the Otto Group of Hamburg, Germany, since 1998, the company operates stores in most major North American markets as well as international franchise locations in Dubai, Singapore and Mexico.
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Crate and Barrel’s exclusive housewares and furniture designs come to Manila as it opens its first store in the Philippines at SM Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall.
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Create a space that works for you with Crate and Barrel’s home office furniture collection.
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Beckett 5-High Shelf Expansive shelving anchors the family room, office or kitchen with minimalist styling that puts books, curios and dinnerware on display. Five gallery shelves of richly grained solid sheesham wood float on slim iron tube open uprights finished in smart black powdercoat.
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Copper Lantern Carriage lantern glows in burnished copper, scaled up for maximum illumination. An oversized ring handle and chimney accent adds a vintage look.
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Arch White Three-Drawer Chest Classic cottage styling in bright white for a warm, crisp and current look. Lean solid poplar frame outlines with the subtle grace note of the trim divider between the upper and lower two drawers. Inset antiqued brass pulls and smartly tapered legs complete the fresh, contemporary look.
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Pennie Chair - Brindle Designed by Welsh designer Bethan Gray, Pennie offers great style and fine craftsmanship at an amazing price. Sleek and inviting curves are perfectly scaled for smaller spaces or first-time apartments. Sunny, modern botanical spills trailing vines of outsized blooms over every turn of the graceful tight back and seat. The 2013 British Design Awards recently named Bethany Gray Best British Designer.
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Ankara Truffle Frame Chair and Leather Cushion An eye-catching chair designed to be seen from every angle. The gracefully curved barrel back is precision-cut hardwood in an intricate pattern inspired by Indonesian mosaics. Solid mahogany frame, with a rich warm brown finish, flows seamlessly from the clean, contemporary sweep of the arms to the tapered back legs that follow the downward angle of the upper framework. Luxurious coffee-dyed leather cushion of top-grained water buffalo hide.
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Tory Round Coffee Table A clear glass tabletop gives a clear view of the intriguing intersection of open squares. Tubular stainless steel frame with an antique brass finish adds unexpected interest and lots of design possibilities.
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Genevieve Bed Linens London designer Genevieve Bennett updates this classic geometric quilting pattern in sunny coral and white. Printed on soft cotton percale, duvet reverses to solid coral pastel and has a hidden button closure and interior fabric ties to keep things tidy. Bold pattern pairs beautifully with scaled-down motif of coordinating Genevieve bed sheets.
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Grayson Chair - Cobalt The iconic Grayson Chair in cobalt blue.
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Pennie Sofa - Cornflower Designed by Welsh designer Bethan Gray, Pennie offers great style and fine craftsmanship at an amazing price. Sleek and inviting curves, textured basketweave upholstery in warm cornflower blue, perfectly complemented by a pair of slender kidney pillows. Tapered dowel legs are made of solid white oak and finished in clear lacquer. The 2013 British Design Awards recently named Bethany Gray Best British Designer.