Do you know how the future of interior design would look like? Well, you’ll get a pretty good picture from how students of today take on the challenge to innovate and revolutionize their perspectives from different design inspirations.
The graduation exhibit of the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Advanced Class of 2016, features “Evolution” a look at how designs come to life from three generations of inspiration: the Past, Present and Future.
Slated from September 30 to October 31, 2016 at the Square Building, Greenfield District, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, this event showcases 24 stylized spaces 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.
Vintage trends and classic designs take center stage in the Past gallery. Showcasing how mid-century design styles have influenced today’s interior design standards, the Past gallery will take exhibit-goers through a trip down memory lane with looks inspired by the 1940s to the 1970s. Booths will capture the essence of illustrious designers from this time period such as Finn Juhl, Eero Aarnio, Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames, Hans Wegner, Warren Platner, and Arne Jacobsen.
- Arne Jacobsen by Emma Jane Acaba, Aleia Beatrice Aurelio, Margarita Celina Cruz, Jose Martin Paolo Dimalanta, Judith Ann Ochengco, Marieces Simbulan, and Justine Gliceria Villanueva. A living room design inspired by the mid-century modern movement of the 1950s and featuring the use of natural materials, especially wood, and an open layout, giving the space an open feel.
- Finn Juhl by Adrienne Jo Alonzo, Klarisse Flores, Ma. Michelle Francesca Hilahan, Jasmin Lorraine Medenceles, Billy Joe Osias, and Dayanor Tan. A den design that takes inspiration from the Danish designer’s 45 chair and is organic with its use of fluid lines and earth tones.
- Alvar Aalto by Lauren Mae Andres, Marinela Atienza, Germaine Therese Flores, Arianne Kristel Sherburne, Jean Ashley Tinsay, and Ma. Arizza Sheen Velasquez. A functional lanai design combining functionalism and a connection between man and nature with its use of materials such as wood cut in Aalto’s signature cantilever style and a play between straight lines and curves.
- Warren Platner by Patricia Rianna Angeles, Romualdo Eduardo Anselmo, Peter Paul Ascaño, Elisabeth Elisha Caballas, Joana May Cipriano, Karla Angeline Domingo, Denise Camille Velasco, and Jolina Paula Turqueza. A dining room booth featuring the mid-century cool movement of the 1960s with the use of bold colors, lighting, and pop-inspired furniture and pieces.
- Eero Saarinen byAlexander Apilado, Atria Margaret Badua, Kathryn Patricia Mansibang, Frances Lauren Medina, Ronald Kelvin Rivera, and Sharmaine Sta. Ana. A neofuturistic take on kitchen designs featuring natural shapes, simple curves, Tulip bar stools, and multi-function pieces that transform the booth from cooking to entertaining space.
- Charles Eams by : Jeremi Anne Arive, Patrick Paul Corpuz, Francine Fariñas, Bernard Sampilo, Analyn Santos, and Yuka Tachibana. A colorful yet organic take on a study design featuring brick, wall-to-wall carpeting, and a balance between bold and earthy colors.
- Hans Wegner by Marie Antonette Asis, Rachel Mae Bucud, Alexandra Marie Ignacio, and Roseleen Santos. A young take on a bedroom design for a twenty-something fashionista with mid-century details such as an adaptation of Wegner’s Elbow Chair and colors such as bubblegum pink, orange, teal, and mint green, as well as natural elements like wood.
- Eero Aarnio by Michelle Balonga, Erika Bianca Espiritu, Lourdes Diane Macalinao, Christine Marie Maglabe, Grace Manongtong, and Mary Pauline Reyes. A futuristic, neo-organic bathroom design that highlights geometric shapes, the use of fluid materials such as fiberglass, and a “space travel” inspired aesthetic.
Meanwhile, the Present gallery breathes new life to timeless design styles and gives them a contemporary spin. Classic styles meet modern trends in an up-to date gallery that will discuss the eclectic nature of present-day design. Styles such as Tropical, Filipino, Japanese, Mediterranean, Chinese, Moorish, Victorian, and Baroque are presented in an unexpected yet elegant fusion.
- Modern Mediterranean by Ronald Bayan, Mark Daniel Buensuceso, Anzella Nichole Casica, Mariae Evangelista, Lexangelie Guieb, Michelle Lee, and Flordeliza Magcale. A Greek-inspired, modern take on a living room design featuring stucco-finished walls, a clean color palette, niche cabinetry , and an aquarium feature.
- Modern Chinese by Francia Myann Bermudez, Shane Mariz Chu, Nicole Cuason, Rhanmhar Dacayo, Karen Angelica Guioguio, and Pok Yu Anthony Lau. A den design that highlights the room’s multifunction aspect of an entertainment and office space and divided into a media area, a bar area, and an office area and incorporating Chinese design elements and rich colors.
- Modern Moorish by Lai Graciosa Buenaventura, Ryanna Beatrice Dalistan, Louricia Earielle Gardiola, Maureen Lutero, Fergelie Marasigan, Patricia Rae Masaoy, and Khristle Nicole Prado. A bold take on lanai design featuring arches, the use of bold teals, a sofa bench, a breakfast nook, and a “floating island” effect.
- Modern Tropical by Michelle Bueno, Pamela Cato, JoAnna Lauren Chua, Erika Elejido, Dominique Anne Manalo, and Isabelle Monique Zuñiga. A dining room design featuring the use of plants, vibrant colors, and natural materials such as wood and a water feature.
- Modern Baroque by Maria Irene Busque, Dove Gail Cielo, Kristin Flores, Faye Michelle Guevarra, Mary Claudine Medina, Maybelle Anne Ngo, and Joy Ann Villegas. A kitchen designed for an artistic and passionate couple featuring a mauve, white, and black color scheme, an etched, mirrored ceiling, a coved tufted wall, and the use of black marble.
- Modern Victorian by Angela Katrina Carlos, Trina Kathleen Cinco, Kiarra Marie Lorayes, Alyssa Marie Santos, Joan Lindsey Tay, and Charmaine Uy . An opulent study design for a fashion designer with neutral colors, matching lighting, a patterned wall and floor treatment, and a seating area for guests.
- Modern Japanese by Bianca Angelle Chiong, Rica Ann Fernandez, Momina Hayat, Maricar Lastimosa, Denice Nicole Marella, Nina Bianca Mendoza , and Shuzhe Wu. Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi, this master bedroom design features a muted color palette, the use of bamboo, and a mini outdoor garden area.
- Modern Filipino by Gabrielle Dominique Chua, Sophie Irah Chan, Dianne Lin, Christine Joy Mariano, Eunice Ellaine Ong, and Janica Ruth Uy. A contemporary take on a bathroom design featuring materials such as capiz and rattan, rose gold hardware, and dark walnut stained wood.
Giving exhibit-goers a glimpse of what’s to come in design is the Future gallery. The student-designers have conducted thorough research to come up with fearless forecasts on what the future of design looks like based on the trends today. Promising possible trends to be covered include Avant Garde Industrial, Tech and Trendy, Metallic Glam, Rustic Luxe, Eclectic Elegance, Organic Opulence, Design Deconstructed, and Funk Art.
- Rustic Luxe byJanneal Avy Chug, Jojo Go, Aaron Alwyn Lim, Ma. Sharah Eunice Musa, Roxanne Ramos, and Gilliane Tipon. A living room design featuring a mix of masculine and feminine elements like brick , barn board, crystal chandeliers, fur, and eclectic accessories and “bringing the outdoors in” through the use of stone and lighting.
- Design Deconstructed by Gethymane Cobico, Hanna Joy Dumlao, Ena Lee Daniele Espinoza, Katherine Li, Joana Abea Llorin, Gene Marie Santiago, and Anne Tiffany Tan. A den design for a modern bachelor featuring a streamlined look, sharp lines, a muted palette and a coffee bar area.
- Organic Opulence by Samantha Felisse Concha, Monica Layug, Carizza Leonor, Lynn Ogoy, Flory Christie Paguirigan, and Reynaldo Parale. Inspired by the concept of metamorphosis, this lanai design features elements such as the use of unpolished sedimentary rock, boulder, a palette of earth tones, and strategically-placed plants.
- Eclectic Elegance by : Deborah Camille Conche, Anna Patricia Constantino, Karla Camille Dimaala, Paula Mehsyl Dizon, Josephine Lozano, Catrina Ortiz, and Amanda Danielle Platon. A dining room design that transforms into a library with a change in panels and featuring marble flooring, multifunctional pieces, and eclectic seating.
- Metallic Glam by Marites Cuevo, Princess Mary Elisha Dumpit, Louie Gotinga, Jessy Ric Parada, Liam Razo, and Ian Kirby Ricohermoso. A fluid kitchen design featuring a chain-inspired wine holder, metallic finishes, contemporary bar stools and modern, chef-grade kitchen appliances.
- Avant Garde Industrial by Maria Carmela Dela Cruz, Mary Josephine Reyes, Adrienne Sia, and Nikko Sotoridona. A library design featuring the raw, unfinished look of industrial design and elements such as floor-to-ceiling shelving for books and cameras, an office area with a writing desk, and a lounge chair facing a window with a view.
- Funk Art by Maria Larissa Dueñas, Katherine Guinhawa, Wilhelmina Madarang, Dezi Jasha Jeannine Orsos, Casey Uy, Jennifer Vargas, and Dianne Versoza. Designed with the millennial bachelorette in mind, the bedroom space features an aesthetic similar to clubs in New York’s Meatpacking District with its bold use of colors, as well as its use of elements such as rustic bricks and black metal, and neon lighting.
- Tech and Trendy by Bianca Beatrice Limpo, Camille Marie Herrera, Catherine Mae Mendoza, Catalina Ysabel Potenciano, Andrea Paula Portugal, and Maria Hazel Joy Santos. A toilet and bath design inspired by the concept of a “secret hideaway” and featuring the latest in bathroom features combined with a muted color palette, and geometric elements.
This is a free event that anyone, from professional interior designers, students or homemakers can capitalize on by getting a fresh look at the perspective of different individuals – who would soon make a mark in the interior design industry.