about us

Casa Luningning is a natural oasis, awash in curated art and history and nestled among the flower streets of Guadalupe Viejo, Makati. Its six floors currently house an art gallery and private residences, complete with a 360-degree roof deck view of the quiet, residential neighborhood, bordered in the north by the Pasig River and in the southeast by the modern luxury of Rockwell.

Marrying art and nature, there is an organic garden and the Art Gallery that showcases artistic treasures, from paintings by contemporary artists and renowned Filipino Masters to textiles and antiques, pottery and fine porcelain. Quietly serving the art community for the past 30 years, now nesting in the greenery of Casa Luningning.

Casa Luningning is home to a host of cultural programs, including ongoing brokerage connections in the artistic hubs of Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich and Florence, and calendars of events in the Philippine cities of Makati, Baguio, Cebu and Bacolod.

our founder

Mara Pardo de Tavera

Mara Pardo de Tavera believes that organic living is the way to achieve good health not only for us, but our planet as well. Mara is the great-granddaughter of Trinidad Pardo de Tavera, a doctor and librarian and a good friend of Jose Rizal. Pardo de Tavera’s “obsessive love for our country despite the many odds he faced” resonates with Mara, who has inculcated her ancestor’s desire to find ways to "better educate and enlighten our people." On this note: enter Casa Luningning to add "light" to the importance of creativity in our communities.

Community Engagement

Working with local artists, and art organizations fostering creativity, a sense of community, and critical thinking, Casa Luningning works to build multi-disciplinary projects showcasing the traditional and contemporary arts in communities like Baguio.