Capiz. Is is a thing? A place? The not-so-shocking hostess’s name at that new overpriced vegan joint? It’s definitely the first two and let’s be honest, likely to be the third somewhere out there.
Firstly, Capiz is in fact a province in the Philippines with a population slightly south of one million. The capital of Capiz and its most toured region is Roxas City offering a climate that is of a tropical rainforest; warm, humid & rainy all year round.
Native to the province and baring no secrecy in their name are Capiz shells (also known as windowpane oysters) a durable and translucent shell that has been used in place of glass for literally thousands of years.
Today, vintage chasers are found gasping for air when met with a Capiz shell piece. Chandeliers are now making their comeback as all good things do, but were at the height of their original decor fame between the 1960’s and 1970’s and therefore have secured their spot with everyone’s favourite designation; mid-century modern.