Spring-Summer 2017

Habitat Manila’s la vie bohème

Hello, Manila.

It’s 33 degrees outside as we write our first post. More people are flying off to bask in the sunshine by the coasts.

Here at Habitat we’re also feeling free-spirited in our wanderlust – our mood influenced by pieces of our Spring-Summer 2017 collection that are arriving this month at our stores.

This season, we’re celebrating la vie bohème in transit, with a collection inspired by Formentera in Spain’s Balearic islands, and the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech.

Wilder and smaller than its neighboring islands, Formentera offers crystal clear waters and breathtakingly beautiful beaches. A refuge for Spanish intellectuals in the 1930s, Formentera laid its own foundations for the hippie alternative movement, with big ideals of peace and freedom.

Wanderlust and a bohemian spirit are the major themes of this season’s carefree collection

In Morocco, the artist Jacques Majorelle’s famous villa and its intense colors have attracted travelers for many decades. The stark blues of its walls and the fiery yellows of the cactus pots sparkle like jewels that rest in the middle of rich, lush greenery. The romance of Majorelle Garden has fascinated even legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent, who purchased the villa with Pierre Bergé in the 1980s.

Majorelle Garden

This intense cobalt blue is also known as “Majorelle blue,” named after the place’s distinctive wall color

Vases and planters from the collection that draw heavily on the colors and textures of the Majorelle Garden

The collection lets loose on patterns and both bright and cool colors – imagine an oasis where everyone is friendly and easy-going, and spaces are dedicated to calm and artistry. It’s undoubtedly our favorite mood in the scorching weather.

Plunging us into a world of fascinating cultures… Habitat invites us to travel.”

Pierre Favresse, Habitat creative director

Outdoor dining is perfect with Jorel melamine dinnerware

The Jaidala low table in hammered metal, P 18,500

June hammered metal mirror, P 6,950; Jorel patterned cushion, P 1,395; Jay hammered metal vase, P 4,150