At openstudio, our design principles are intuitive and sustainable. We fuse contemporary designs with intricate craftsmanship by local(Filipino) artisans. Our source of inspiration is limitless and we follow no definite style. Experiments and materials research allow our concepts to constantly evolve.

Gabby Lichauco, Principal/Head Designer. – Gabby holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Design from Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milan, Italy. He founded openstudio in 2005, and Emi handmade in 2010. While in Milan, he actively participated in several projects with Artimede, Microsoft Italy, Piquadro and Irsap. His local projects include product, furniture and interior design.

Lynn Duarte, Partner/Designer. – Lynn has held various positions in Manila, New York and Singapore as interior designer, merchandise manager, creative and visual merchandising head. She has worked on various projects designing interiors and furniture for residential, commercial and office spaces.