Serving you for more than 30 years...
It was 1978 and Manila was the shopping and university capital of the Philippines. It was also the same year when Virginia Ocampo opened Deovir's flagship store in C.M. Recto, Manila. Virginia started the business with just selling paper and pens. After a year, she saw the ever-increasing need of the market and the possibility of improving the diversity of her products. She began introducing engineering and architectural supplies.
In 1985, she opened the second store of Deovir at Quezon Boulevard, Quiapo, Manila. Virginia loved painting as a hobby so it was natural for her to combine her passion for art and her business. The two stores of Deovir were now carrying art supplies like poster color to cater to her artist clientele. In 1988, Deovir brought Royal Talens to the Philippines. This was the time when artist quality fine art materials were hard to find. The company made the brands Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Amsterdam and Talens available to the Filipino artist. Deovir quickly established itself as one of the few art stores in the country catering to professional artists, hobbyists, teachers and students.
By 2003, Deovir became a family owned corporation. The Ocampo's who were all artists understood the ever changing needs of their clients. Their primary goal was to make art accessible to their customers. They saw the need to join the Filipino's mall culture and they opened at the 5th Floor of SM Manila. With three art stores, Deovir was now even more committed to providing their customers with high quality art materials.
After more than two decades, from starting with pen and paper, Deovir was now carrying more artist's brands like Golden, Artograph, Koh-i-noor and Momiji to name a few.
As a company, Deovir wanted to provide their customers with the best service. In 2007, Deovir opened its new art store at the 3rd Floor of SM City North EDSA. Deovir's customers in Quezon City were now able to conveniently buy their art supplies without going to Manila.
Today, Deovir is still the leading art store in the Philippines with thousands of products and quality brands like Old Holland, Gamblin, Grumbacher, Holbein, Sculpey, ArtCreation, Chartpak and Yoken. The Ocampo's remain committed and passionate about making art accessible to their customers. For more than 30 years, Deovir is still dedicated to providing artists, architects, engineers and crafters with the most complete range of products at the highest quality and at the best prices.