GUS* furniture for the modern living space
A couple of days ago, Tia and I checked out the GUS* Studio in Greenbelt to see the furniture offerings that they have. By the way, GUS* is a furniture brand in Canada specializing in pieces for the modern space-constrained living room, and then some.
We learned that GUS* arrived in the Philippines in late 2010 and they cater to condo units and lofts wanting modern furniture pieces without occupying too much space. Right now, there are only two GUS* Studios in the metro, one at The Residences in front of Greenbelt 2 and another one in Connecticut in San Juan.
Their product mix include a lot of sofas and chairs, a few tables, shelves and cabinets, and some accent pieces to liven up your room. What’s nice about their products is that they’re of high quality but also eco-friendly, using woods sourced from well-managed forest. They also use hypo-allergenic fabric for their pieces which is great for families with kids.
The cool-looking Upcycle ottoman (shown above with the Cafe’s do Brasil text), is upholstered using repurposed fair trade coffee bags with each piece being unique. It’s also voted in the Top 10: Not Your Ordinary Ottoman.
Tia personally likes this James Sleeper Lounge sofa bed (shown below) where you just need to remove the backrest to transform it into a bed for your guests. No need to flip or fold to convert. Also nice to point out is that this sofa, like all their sofas, has a full frame supporting its underside unlike some regular sofas in the market only having the feet on the corners as support making the middle portion sag over time.
So at this point you might be wondering, how much does each piece cost? I think the lowest I’ve seen is around P50k for a 2-seater sofa while some goes as much as P100k. Yeah, it’s not for everyone but if you can afford a high-rise loft then you can probably afford these types of furniture pieces. Their products are well-made, comfortable, and beautifully designed anyway.
Fortunately, if you really want one of their pieces today, GUS* Philippines is having a month-long sale this month where you can get some items for as much as 30% off.