Studiopadilla is a company founded by the famous designer, Val Padilla of the Philippines. He started his career as an industrial designer in 1979, after graduating from a bachelor's College degree in Fine Arts at the University Of Santo Tomas, Manila ( the oldest university of the world). His first job with then Design Center of the Philippines, gave him the opportunity to be one of the first Furniture Designer in the country. Mr Padilla was trained by many famous International Industrial designers namely, Gerd Schuessler of Germany, Frank Sander of Germany, Paola Navonne of Italy, Chyie Oshima of Japan, Philip Cutler of United States to name a few. At present he has accumulated more than 50 Design awards for Best Product Design, Best Booth Design, Best Product Collection, Best Booth design or Best in Visual Merchandisng. One would know how successful Val Padilla is by the names of his list of Clients e.g. Locsin International Inc., Padua International,Inc., Demex Rattan Craft Inc., Spring Sheets Inc. Calfurn Manufacturing Inc. and JLQ International. Mr. Padilla is also busy doing Design consultancy work for Foreign Island resort developers.
Val Padilla's client who is a U.S. based Filipino Doctor to redesign & do the actual renovation of his vacation home in the prime area of Makati City. The condo is situated in the 32nd floor of the building and features a beautiful panoramic view of the city. The condo's original division/ partitions did not take advantage of the commanding view, also the fact that the overall layout was very cramped and made the condo living space very small. Further more, the over-all design, finish and details needs to be updated. Val just had two meetings with the Client & was able to get a clear picture of what the client would want his new residence be. Val redesigned the Unit, by revising it's layout with the purpose of visually enlarging the rooms and also at the same time showcasing the cityscape. Many interesting feature in the condo was introduced by the designer, like a frameless modern sliding glass door between the two adjacent room, masterbedroom and living room. All door are in frosted glass material. All the furnitures, fixtures and art objects including the artwork were all Val Padilla. The Client is well pleased with the completion of his new home away from home.