Thinking differently about making things, Evangeline Pesigan created her first furniture line in September 2013. She has expanded her interests beyond her native Philippine culture, mixing creativity and traditional craft techniques with modern fabrication and unexpected juxtapositions. Storytelling, heritage and sensibility for craft are paramount in her practice. She acts as a facilitator rather than a creator, collaborating and making connections between her vision, design method and the more instinctive approach of artisans. She aims to foster meaningful interactions where limitless possibilities are shaped and knowledge is equally exchanged. She has been involved in a variety of projects and her work has been featured in many design exhibitions and competitions.
EMP Design Studio produces different kinds of projects and commissions - specializing in furniture and spatial design for residential, retail and commercial interiors. The studio is dedicated to fusing modern production methods with craftsmanship through a collaborative making process that promote innovative and progressive design. By engaging a hands on approach and re-contextualizing dualities, Pesigan finds a balance to embody contemporary ideas inspired by people’s lives and the world around them. From that approach, she explores the everyday moments, often unnoticed, as a way of learning from the past to better understand the present and reinterpret new design possibilities. Her designs are refined and unexpected yet providing comfort and familiarity about them. The studio aims to share experience, experiment and exchange knowledge that advocate uniqueness of design, quality of craftsmanship and value of sustainability.
A' Design Award and Competition is proud to inform that the furniture project Tirintas by Evangeline Marie Pesigan won the prestigious A' Design Award at Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Competition chosen as one of the winners by the international jury members of the A' Design Awards & Competitions among a great number of submitted projects. The A' Design Award is a prestigious award given to top 20% percentile designs that delivers an exemplary level of excellence in design. Entries to the A' Furniture Design Awards are peer reviewed and anonymously judged by an expert jury panel of prominent academics, influential press members and experienced professionals. A' Furniture Design Award aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best furniture designs and create a global awareness for good design. https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=43853
Work exhibited during Milan Design Week at Meet My Project exhibition, as one of 35 international designers that present the social role of design.
Work exhibited at The Intelligent Optimist in The Lethaby Gallery, as one of 50 recent Central Saint Martins graduates. Work exhibited at Designjunction 2015, as one of 16 creatives selected within the University of Arts London.