1995 was the year where it all started.
Metal-lite Illuminazione Marketing was established in October 1995, providing customers with unique and state of the art lighting fixtures from Europe and Asia. With only a few trusted lighting suppliers in the business, Metal-lite was determined to be one of the top providers here in the Philippines.
Metal-lite is an active importer and distributor of high-end European & Asian lights, from professional to decorative lighting. With the help of its sister company, Rockford Marketing Corporation, the company was able to distribute international lighting brands including LEDVANCE Osram and Orbik.
The company was able to put up its first showroom at MC Home Builders Depot in Makati, and from there, Metal-lite rapidly expanded because of its satisfactory service to its customers. A year after its first showroom was built, another showroom was established at Santolan, Quezon City.
In 1999, a three-storey company-owned showroom was built in Dona Imelda, Quezon City, and a year after, another showroom was built in Libis, Quezon City. Metal-lite Libis was able to accommodate a great bulk of customers. however, to be able to cater the growing number of clients, the company decides to transfer from Dona Imelda to EDSA-Cubao, where the Main Office is currently housed. In 2002, the first provincial showroom was established in Banilad, Mandaue City.
In 2000, MC Home Depot granted the company with a 132 square meter area in Ortigas, Pasig City, and in partnership with MC Home Depot, and an 800 square meter space in Fort, BGC was granted in 2003, which paved the way to introduce the own furniture brand of the company, Ital Design Furniture Depot.
FROM LIGHTING TO FURNITURE & HOME IMPROVEMENT
In 2003, Ital Design was established, the first furniture brand of Metal-lite, selling high-quality Italian & China-made furniture pieces. Currently, it has three branches within Metro Manila and has expanded its network to SM’s Our Home, All Home and Designa Italia through the distribution of the premium mattress brand – Dunlopillo along with selected furniture items.
Ital Design is the exclusive distributor of Dunlopillo, recognized as the first latex mattress in the world, earning multiple international awards and certifications from the industry. As of today, there are 27 dealership stores and 8 stand alone stores around the Philippines.
As a retail store, Ital Design Furniture Depot regularly conducts promos and discounts given its lavishly crafted furniture and high-quality mattresses to make elegant living affordable for its customers.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT
For over 2 decades, Metal-lite has been a home of high-quality imported lighting fixtures, and has been established as “Your Partner for Light” for being one of the top providers of lighting needs in the market. Compared to other competing local brands, Metal-lite has built a good reputation in the lighting industry, particularly in terms of pricing and the high quality products it offers.
As times change, Metal-lite constantly evolves, bringing both classic and innovative products to continue expanding the audience from the company's existing clientele to young professionals. Metal-lite aims to be at the forefront of the consumer consideration set in lighting, furniture, and home improvement products and furniture through brand reputation, product variety, and customer loyalty.
We are, and we'll always be, YOUR PARTNER FOR LIGHT.