Pleasantly Surprised: Museo Orlina, Tagaytay
To be honest, when I found out we were going to a glass museum I was pretty freaked out my minions would break anything and everything, no pieces left behind. Plus, I wasn't sure how much I would be into a glass museum. I am happy to report, Museo Orlina was cool! It is a funny and unique museum with some really cool pieces and if my rambunctious brood of boys aged 1-5 years old can enjoy it, my golly anyone can enjoy it. A short introductory video is shown to familiarize you with the artist and his mediums. Ramon Orlina initially started using the left over glass residue from industrial glass used for doors, windows and drinking glasses. He would melt down the left overs and sculpt! Fascinating. Obviously, these are not his only mediums and there are other artists works at Museo Orlina. The museum itself is sprawled on three different levels of the home and spills over to the backyard and garage.
Most pieces are labeled for touching or not touching. So, there are some safe places to explore with your hands and body but many are not. I told my children this was an eyes only museum unless special permission was given.
The blue shirts were a really cool idea. Ramon made a mold of his old dress shirts and then filled them with the up cycled glass. I was waiting for the face chair to begin speaking. It reminded me of something from Alice In Wonderland with its lifelike raised texture. The lower right photo is a fountain! Ramon was commissioned to make this particular fountain for wine to be served at a party.
I really liked the backyard because I was not on edge with my three little rascals. Plus, its freely open to just roam and explore.
Lastly, the garage which included a Ben Cab beetle and a 1950's deco art Volvo. Cool stuff.
Things To Know:
Museo Orlina Hollywood Subdivision Road., Brgy. Tolentino East, Hollywood Subd., Tagaytay CityMobile No. : +63 906 434 0862 (Ms. Haidee Bedruz) Tel. No. : (046) 413 2581 email : email@example.comManila office:Orlina AtelierMobile No. : +63 917 880 5108 Tel. Nos. : (02) 781 5918 / 781 9471 Telefax : (02) 749 6439 email : firstname.lastname@example.org website : www.orlina.com