Retailing Ben Cab


Merchandise with Philippine National Artist’s embedded artworks now available


(Left and right) Exquisite merchandise from luxury retailer Rustans pairing Ben Cab works

In 2015, fans of the legendary Philippine National Artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera, more popularly known as “BenCab,” were delighted to had have the chance to bring home a piece of the great artist’s work.

The rare feat was made possible when luxury retailer Rustan’s showcased his works of art through a limited edition home merchandise collection, in celebration of Ben Cab’s 50th anniversary in the industry.

Now, the well-loved collaboration returns anew with the latest collection from the Master of Philippine Contemporary Art and Rustans dubbed as Our Very Own.

A new line of home décor and accents is added to the retail giant’s wide array of merchandise that showcases embedded artworks of Ben Cab such as the Blue Sabel (2005), Images of the Past (1999), Madonna (2014), Pillow Vendor (2012), and Kutohan (2014).

Philippine National Artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera

Philippine National Artist Benedicto Reyes Cabrera

From the sophisticated-looking porcelain plates to unconventional mugs, extraordinary cushion covers, attractive fans, decorative trays, and nice utility boxes, the collection unveils classic visual interpretations of the Filipino culture in the olden times through design elements of mother and child illustrations, monumental figures, traditional masks, and different portrayals of women at work.

In addition to the wonderful collection, a free Ben Cab-designed tote bag is given for every single receipt purchase worth P15,000.

To launch this new collection, an intimate cocktail event was held at Rustan’s Makati to showcase the home pieces with the presence of the artist’s family and friends, media members, and the retailer’s loyal patrons that comprise of Manila’s art collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Rustan’s X BenCab Collection is available in Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Rustan’s Cebu, and Rustan’s Our Very Own Resorts World.


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