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12 Unique Finds at the Philippine School of Interior Design 2016 Exhibit

by Nivelle DumlaoPublished: October 4, 2016Updated: October 12, 2016

Batch 2016 students of the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) showcased funky, industrial, and hip room design inspirations from the past and future

The Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID), the country’s premier design school, is holding its 49th annual exhibit at the Square Building, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong, from September 30 to October 31. Themed Evolution, PSID’s batch 2016 students are challenged to showcase their talents in room designing with the elements taken from the past, the present, and the future.

Divided into 24 booths spread across three galleries, each group was to design a 24 sqm space according to their assigned era with the help of an assigned mentor. The Past Gallery presents styles inspired by international iconic designers like Finn Juhl and Alvar Aalto; while the Present Gallery has the current trends in modern mixed with classical designs. Lastly, the Future Gallery shows the students’ forecasted upcoming trends in room designing, such as Avant Garde Industrial, Metallic Glam, and Design Deconstructed.

Below are just some of the many creative ideas and designs that can be found at the exhibit.


1. Acoustic foam ceiling

Meant to keep noises at bay, a mat of acoustic foam was installed in the ceiling. (Booth 2: Finn Juhl Den; Members: Adrienne Alonzo, Klarisse Flores, Ma. Michelle Hilahan, Jasmine Medenceles, Billy Osias, Dayanor Tan)


2. Outdoor movie projector

To make the lanai/patio flexible to more activities, a movie projector was added under a glass-ceiling. (Booth 11: Modern Moorish Lanai/Patio; Members: Lai Buenaventura, Ryanna Dalistan, Louricia Cardiola, Fergelie Marasigan, Patricia Masaoy, Khristle Prado)


3. “Stack of books” table

Depicting a stack of books, this table is perfect for the bookworm. (Booth 22: Avant Garde Industrial Study/Library; Members: Maria Carmela Dela Cruz, Mary Reyes, Adrienne Sia, Nikko Sotoridona)


4. Tribute corner

In this corner is a mural of the client’s favorite artist, whose lyrics are backlit in mint blue on the adjacent wall. (Booth 23: Funk Art Master Bedroom; Members: Katherine Guinhawa, Wilhelmina Madarang, Dezi Orsos, Casey Uy, Jennifer Vargas, Dianne Versoza)


5. Zigzag-patterned bathroom walls

To break away from the traditional tile-and-grout bathroom walls, the designers opted for customized backlit walls. (Booth 24: Tech and Trendy Toilet and Bath; Members: Bianca Limpo, Catherine Mendoza, Catalina Potenciano, Andrea Portugal, Maria Hazel Santos)


6. Wall-to-ceiling headboard

The wall-to-ceiling Asian-inspired headboard was made using woven natural materials, such as bleached abaca and bamboo. (Booth 15: Modern Japanese Master Bedroom; Members: Bianca Chiong, Rica Fernandez, Momina Hayat, Maricar Lastimosa, Denice Marella, Nina Mendoza, Shuzhe Wu; Photo courtesy of PSID)


7. Magnetic whiteboard wall panels

To make use of the walls by the study table, they were plastered with whiteboard, which are also magnetic. (Booth 14: Modern Victorian Study/Library; Members: Angela Carlos, Trina Cinco, Kiarra Lorayes, Alyssa Santos, Joan Tay, Charmaine Uy)


8. Identically patterned kitchen

Consistent, identical patterns are on the chairs, cabinet doors, and even floors. (Booth 13: Modern Baroque Kitchen; Members: Maria Busque, Dove Cielo, Kristin Flores, Faye Guevarra, Mary Medina, Maybelle Ngo, Joy Villegas)


9. Alcove conversation seating

The curve shape of the alcove seating area allows audio to flow within the area, providing clear conversations. (Booth 9: Modern Mediterranean Living Room; Members: Mark Buensuceso, Anzella Casica, Mariae Evangelista, Lex Guieb, Michelle Lee, Flordeliza Magcale)


10. Changing hexagon-patterned bathroom wall

Enclosing the bathtub area is a wooden wall with multiple dark and bright hexagons that can be twisted to create a pattern. (Booth 16: Modern Filipino Toilet and Bath; Members: Gabrielle Chua, Sophia Chan, Dianne Lin, Christine Mariano, Eunice Ong, Janica Uy)


11. Multi-layered textured wall

Using rustic materials, such as stone and other elements, the layered wall exudes warm yellow light to create the space’s mood. (Booth 17: Rustic Luxe Living Room; Members: Janneal Chug, Jojo Go, Aaron Lim, Ma. Sara Musa, Roxanne Ramos, Gilliane Tipon)


12. “Bird’s nest” bar

A bar inspired by a bird’s nest conceals a sink, a fridge, and a wine rack. (Booth 3: Alvar Aalto Lanai / Patio; Members: Lauren Mae Andres, Marinela Atienza, Germaine Flores, Arianne Sherburne, Jean Tinsay, Ma. Arida Velasquez; Photo courtesy of PSID)


“Evolution” is a carefully planned, extensively researched exhibit mounted in cooperation with Devant, Uratex, Boysen, Hafele, Bosch, Blanco Germany, Gorenje, Dexterton, La Europa Ceramica, Songdream, Nordlux, Matimco, AG Murals, Mity Mike, Larry’s Curtain, Mainline, Fineza, and Ilaw Atbp. The event also  marks the countdown to PSID’s 50th anniversary in 2017. PSID brings interior design a notch higher each year, presenting exhibits that challenge the graduating batch to showcase their repertoire of design skills and the PSID mark of excellence.


Photos by Jillienne Bedia unless otherwise stated

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