PROFILE ... timeline

2009   cebu x · Joins annual Cebu-X furniture show in Cebu City, Philippines
design update · Website and related media are given a design update

2008   isalone · Joins the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture show in Milano, Italy, for the 8th consecutive year
Holy Family Novitiate · Initiates and completes interior of Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of the Holy Family Novitiate in Bacolod, Negros
Abaca · Launches Debbie Palao brand and furniture line with Abaca Indo-Italian furniture in Mumbai, India
Elle Décor India · Featured in Elle Décor India's Designer's workshop
Rachna Sansad School · Gives talk to Rachna Sansad School of Architecture & Design
cebu x · During the Cebu-X Excite! show in Waterfront Hotel Cebu, Debbie Palao under Design Ventures Cebu, Inc. wins the MUGNA award for Best Promotional Materials
Catalog 3.1 · Catalog Version 3.1 is released, bearing the new logo
Rebranding · Launches re-branding of Debbie Palao with new logo

2007   OVOP · Along with Corrito Escario-Yu, Debbie supervises the showroom presentation of OVOP (One Village, One Product) in Ginza, Tokyo
Materials mission · Joined representatives from five other companies in a CFIF (Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation) and DED-sponsored "raw materials mission" trip to Bukidnon, Mindanao
isalone · Joins the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture show in Milan, Italy, for the 7th consecutive year
Capuchin orphanage · Began initial designs of Capuchin orphanage in Bacolod

2006   iSalone · Joins the annual Salone Internazionale del Mobile furniture show in Milan, Italy, for the 6th consecutive year

2005   Good Design Award· Wins Good Design Award recognition from the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization

2002   Ginza Restaurant · Interior designs GINZA Japanese Restaurant's new look as it relocates to the J.Panis St, Banilad

2000   Designers' Guild · Establishes the Designers' Guild and becomes its running president for three consecutive terms

1998   Eco-Design · Chosen to be a participant of the Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft (CDG)-sponsored Advanced Eco-Design management Programme in Germany, for six months

1997   Johannesburg apprencticeship · Apprentices in a workshop specialising in the restoration of antiques, in Johannesburg, South Africa. She picked up the skill, and applied to her items, which are still popular to date

1994   Highpoint · Debbie's Vertuvian chair graces the cover of the International Home Furnishings Market Resource Guide (Fall Edition), Highpoint, North Carolina

1993   KATHA award · Wins the KATHA award for Best Product collection: Water Buffalo in terracotta tiles and metal

1990   Philippine Furniture Fair · Joins her first furniture show at the Philippine Furniture Fair in Manila, Philippines

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