Antonio "Tony" S. Adriano has been a distinctive trademark in the furniture-making and design industry. He is credited for having designed the hand-carved Papal chair used by Pope John Paul II in his visit to the Philippines in 1981 and 1995. His other works are found in the halls of the Manila Cathedral, Malacanang Palace, Archbishop’s Palace, and in the homes and offices of famous personalities here and abroad.
Adriano came from a family of pioneers in the Philippine furniture business, which started during World War II. It was a venture started by his late grandfather, Sr. Simplicio Adriano.
"Tony", as he calls himself, started his humble beginnings at the University of Santo Tomas, where he finished a degree in Fine Arts, Major in Interior Design. He is a recipient of the university's highest award of Outstanding Thomasian Alumni. He was also granted with Most Outstanding Letran Alumnus and the Grandes Figuras award in Colegio San Juan de Letran, where he finished high school.
From 2010 to 2012, Adriano served as the Commissioner of Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). He is also a Chancellor in the College of Fellows of the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers and a consultant in the Design Center of the Philippines and Asian Institute of Management.
During the Arroyo and Aquino administration, Adriano served as a Presidential consultant in religious affairs in Malacañang. He was the sole interior designer and furniture manufacturer for Presidential Study, Chapel, and Palace Stateroom at Malacañang and Coconut Palace.
Adriano also designed the interiors of Malaysia's Official Palace, upper-class residential area Bukit Tunku in Kuala Lumpur, the Embassy of Indonesia, UST Alumni Center, and the private office of the late Jaime Cardinal Sin. He also accomplished several projects under United National Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He also worked on various projects in residences of the Royal families in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Because of Adriano's outstanding works, he has numerous clients, including Mr. Ricardo Po of Century Tuna, Mr. Antonio Tan Caktiong of Jollibee Foods Corp., Mr. Andrew Tan of Megaworld Corp., Atty. Felipe Gozon of GMA Network, few senators, government officials, ambassadors, and business tycoon clients in Forbes Park in the City of Makati, awarded him the Most Outstanding Citizen.
Despite his busy career, Adriano is a loving son who continued his service to Ermita Parish and Archdiocese of Manila in honor of the memory of his father, Don Avelino Adriano. He served as the recamadero or caretaker of Nuestra Senora De Guia, the oldest Marian image in the Philippines.
Devoted to serving the Lord, Adriano also executed the interior and furniture design in 44 churches and chapels in the country and has been a consultant on interiors of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). He was awarded the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, the highest honor to a layperson recognizing love and service to the Catholic Church.
With over 40 decades of experience, Adriano is considered one of the country's most successful interior designers and furniture-makers. His career and projects are enough to build an everlasting potential towards reaching the goal of more success. However, more than that, Adriano remained humble. He believes that any project, whether it is big or small, will always matter to him, and he will do the best of his abilities to ensure outstanding results
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