DESIGN consultant Rachy Cuna continues his love of organic materials and Filipiniana themes. In keeping with the holidays’ austere mood and green design trend, Christmas at Hotel Intercontinental exploits the versatility of the coconut tree, hence the title, “Coco Pasko.”
The place is filled with transmutations from various parts of the tree. They’re turned into everyday materials, which are then turned into embellishments. All this is proof that the coconut is the “tree of life.”
Fronds and leaves are made into baskets, fruit trays and woven coasters, and these are used on Christmas trees and lanterns. The fronds are also made into chick cages and cribs that become bases for tablescapes.