Christina Gaston is the Creative Director of Hacienda Crafts Co. Her artistry and passion for design was encouraged at the University of San Carlos in Cebu where she finished her bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Immediately thereafter, Christina left for the United States to join an architectural firm in Virginia. Her marriage to Joey Gaston brought her to Negros Island, where Hacienda Crafts was eventually organized. As the company’s Creative Director and Designer, Christina’s love for interior design naturally found a home.
Christina has contributed to the growth of the Philippine furniture and furnishing industry. She continues to be an active officer of the Association of Negros Producers and the Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation. The CFIF is the organization behind the staging of CebuNEXT, an annual international exhibition of furniture and home accessories. Christina was the Chairman of the CebuNEXT-ManilaNOW consolidated furniture show in 2012. She is currently the Overall-Chairman of the PHILIPPINES INTERNATIONAL FURNITURE SHOW.