Industria: Iron Furniture from the Philippines

At this year’s ASEAN Singapore furniture fair, Philippino designers Jude Tiotuico and Eric Paras launched their wing chairs made of iron for Industria Home.

Featherston lounge chair

Industria Home is a small iron manufacturing company based in the Philippines.

Featherstone Ottoman

Their furniture design, which incorporates wrought iron into their pieces, brings fantasy to forms and function.

Chateau triangular chair

The furniture ranges from chairs to tables to lighting to coat racks. Each piece is crafted with romanticised steel, woven together to create a romanticised look.


The elegant and beautifully woven together makes the chairs look light and delicate.

Strato Barrel Side Table

The eclectic mix of styles allows the pieces to be incorporated into a range of interiors.

Hudson Threaded Tea Table

Combined with smooth finishings, wood and upholstery the furniture can be adapted to classic styles.

Rather than having an industrial feel or a traditional structure these designs reinterpret contemporary and classic designs giving them a new texture.

Tomás Alonso at the V&A

V&A tables and chairs

Tomás Alonso is a craft designer and co founder of OKAY Studio. Originally from Spain, he settled in London after completing his Master’s at the Royal College of Art. His work comprises furniture, lighting, product and exhibition design.

His range of chairs and tables for the V&A were designed as unique pieces for the event ‘One Part Chef Four Parts Design’.

The V&A table and chairs are made out of a single powder coated metal frame and reclaimed wooden boards.

The pieces share a slightly unbalanced appearance which comes from the combination of materials and can be attributed to the asymmetry and the way they are connected.

The sustainable theme as well as the colours and contrast of materials allows the reclaimed wood to be incorporated into the simple functional design.

The range of furniture has a subtle playful feel while still retaining an elegant structure.

Alonso’s furniture is also included in the permanent collection of the Design Museum in London.