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4.15.2006

Budji Layug




Budji Layug
AKA Antonio Layug


  • 1st Filipino international designer of furniture and interiors to open a showroom in the United States (1984)
  • 1st Filipino furniture designer whose Budji’s Giant Bamboo designs were first shown in the United States as part of Bloomingdale’s “The China Exhibit” (1981)


QUOTE

“We have to think globally, but not lose ourselves. You need to know your own identity first before you can go global.”


ALIAS
"Budji"

USEFUL LINKS
The Budji Collections, Inc.
Budji Layug wins a following in Bangkok
A Filipino designer for the world




Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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