Many are calling the current era as the Philippines’ period of renaissance, an Asian star shining even brighter than its peers in a booming Asian region. Growth has been consistent for the past 60 quarters, investments are pouring in, the country’s credit ratings are at their highest, the GDP performance has matched projections, and on a more visible level, a lot of great structures are on the rise.
On the lifestyle front, Metro Manila, the Philippines’ own social and financial nucleus, is teeming with “global” action. Its real estate is being occupied by the best that the world has experienced – including the venerated purveyors of luxury living.
Further cementing the Philippine capital’s position as a hub for top-notch residential developments is new designer residence, Century Spire, interior designed by Armani/Casa. Rising in Century City, Makati, the luxury tower is developed by Century Properties Group and with no less than Studio Daniel Libeskind at the helm of architectural design.
Giorgio Armani, who never touches anything less than prime real estate, has cast a vote of confidence for Manila as the first city in Southeast Asia to have an Armani/Casa interior designed address.
“I am familiar with images, movies, and photographs from the Philippines, which strike me the strength and exuberance of its nature, wealth of vegetation and magnificence of flowers, such as orchids. It’s a world that reinvents nature, enhancing it and changing its direction, in an expansive movement that coincides with the development of metropolitan cities such as Manila and Makati. The latter is one of the largest economic centers in Asia, an area that leaves an impression, where it the best in innovation and design is displayed. This is why I enthusiastically agreed to work with Century Properties; uniting my vision with that of Daniel Libeskind will lead to the creation of exceptional places, defined by their unique charm and elegance,” Armani said.
With this development, Manila, Dubai, Mumbai, Istanbul, Miami, Chengdu and Milan can now be uttered in the same breath – world cities chosen by Armani/Casa to showcase fine, sophisticated luxury.
As evident in Armani/Casa’s creations – as was the case in the suites of Armani Hotel in Dubai’s tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa; and the serviced apartments in San Pietro all’Orto 6 in Milan for example – the brand has consistently designed interiors with a strong sensitivity for places and their historical tradition. Giorgio Armani’s expression has always been rigorous, but attentive to an interpretation of colors and materials; in harmony with the culture of the country.
To the followers of the brand, this means that Giorgio Armani’s clean design aesthetic, revered for its simplistic elegance, will be the heart and soul of Century Spire’s interiors.
Armani/Casa has already laid out the plans for Spire amenities, which includes a grand lobby, pool, relaxation area, library, and bar – drawing inspiration from the Philippines’ lush flora as well as its varied colors, ranging from silver gray to orange, jade green and gold.
Armani/Casa is a world leader in the luxury furnishings sector and is the model for elegant design as it draws on Giorgio Armani’s living idea of a warm, harmonious, highly comfortable and sophisticated haven.
For over a decade now, the Armani/Casa Interior Design Studio has been providing complete interior design services to private individuals and property developers across the world, but always through a careful process of selection.
Manila, as it joins the ranks of Armani’s elite addresses, could not be more delighted.
The Century Spire show flats can be viewed by appointment at the Pacific Star Building in Makati, Philippines. Visit www.centuryspire.com for inquiries.