Cebu has a long, vibrant history and heritage as a creative center in the Philippines.  We have experienced waves of innovation throughout the years, with Cebu fondly called “the best kept secret” and the “Milan of Asia” due to its top quality & design furniture, furnishings & jewelry exported around the world for generations. 


Cebu today is sprawling with creative businesses in many fields, traditional and new. Tourism is booming, conservation is much talked about and sustainability is a focus! The only thing lacking is an event that connects all of these things together: business, art, and a love for Cebu and country.

The Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation held a series of strategic planning and focused group discussions in 2016 and 2017, and voila! The Cebu Design Week is conceived.