We were recently invited to preview Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Batch 2016’s Evolution exhibit at the G/F of Square Building, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City.
The PSID Evolution is an exhibit by the graduating batch of PSID 2016, showcasing the Past, the Present and the Future of Interior Design. A total of 24 booths are at the exhibit.
This exhibit is done yearly by graduating students of Philippine School of Interior Design and serves as their academic thesis. Instead of the usual research paper graduating students are expected to deliver, the school ushers them to go hands on as they are led to construct an entire booth based on a themes assigned to them.
Here are our Top 5 picks from the 24 booths that we got to visit. All of them are well-designed and impressive but these 5 were extra inviting and had additional spunk in them.
Present Gallery, Booth #9: Modern Mediterranean Living Room
What comes to mind when we hear the word “Greek” are the images of glowing and floating gods and goddesses from the mythical Mount Olympus or the picturesque sea scape of Santorini.
This Mediterranean-inspired room incorporated elements associated with Greek-design like stucco finished walls, niche cabinetry, wood beams with predominantly white motif. Alcove and window seating, effective lighting, cleverly mounted TV and aquarium are features that made the room cozy.
This Modern Mediterranean Living Room was conceptualized by: Mark Daniel Buensuceso, Anzella Nicole Casica, Mariae Evangelista, Lex Angelie Guieb, Michelle Lee and Flordeliza Magcale.
Future Gallery, Booth #22: Avant Garde Industrial Study/Library
The industrial feel of this creation draws inspiration from old factories and machines that mass-produce goods. I love the rawness in the overall look of this room. It especially spoke to me because we are a family that loves to read and this room summons a reader to choose your pick, indulge and enter in a whole new world of reading adventures.
The room showcases neutral, delightful, textural interplay of grainy, earthy wood and smooth black and raw concrete wall that enhance the mood of the space. The selection of furniture and accessories is based on function more than style. Furniture pieces are of neutral tone mixed with contemporary furnishings to achieve a warm yet avant-garde industrial look.
The Avant Garde Industrial Study/Library was conceptualized by Maria Carmela dela Cruz, Mary Josephine Reyes, Adrienne Sia and Nikoo Sotoridona
Future Gallery, Booth #24: Tech and Trendy Toilet and Bath
Where trend marries technology. The group who came up with this creation was shooting for two peas in a pod, two lenses through which one can track man’s progress across generations. The landscape of history has been shaped by the ever-changing trends and the continuous progress of technology, both of which are impacting the way we live and think.
Creators of this Tech and Trendy Toilet and Bath defined their booth as “the tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities,” escapism translates into the design through different nooks that im to create spaces that one can “escape” for rest, rejuvenation and moments of guiltless disconnection. The use of muted color palette accented by a mix of textures and geometric forms further ties the trend in and reinforces the concept of “secret hideaway” ambiance that the space seeks to simulate.
Conceptualized by Bianca Beatrice Limpo, Catherine Mae Mendoza, Catalina Ysabel Potenciano, Andrea Paula Portugal and Maria Hazel Joy Santos.
Booth #19: Organic Opulence Lanai/Patio
This booth shoots to alter one’s definition of self head-on, not through small adjustments but full-on metamorphosis. Inspired by the quote of the famous American sociologist, life coach, author and speaker Martha Beck.
“Any transition serous enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.”
Inspired by the transfiguration of the butterfly, the booth creators brought changes to the elements: from log to timber to plants to lumber to a house. From unpolished sedimentary rock to a boulder to a shiny marbles to decorative pieces. Discovering news ways to transform seemingly irrelevant things to something functional.
Conceptualized by Samantha Felisse Concha, Monica Layug, Carizza Leonor, Lynn Ogoy, Flory Christie, Paguirigan and Reynaldo Parale
Booth #13: Modern Baroque Kitchen
Last but not the least is my favorite of all the booths. This modern baroque kitchen is designed for a newly wed couple, a famous fashion designer/wife, 30 and an elitist Architect/husband, 32. Both have a passion for cooking and prefer healthy eating through home-cooked meals. The kitchen is where they bond and create beautiful memories together.
The mauve, white and black color scheme shouts classic modernism with a sense of royalty, which perfectly suits the personalities of the clients. The intricately etched and mirrored ceilings lends a touch of opulence and gives an illusion of height, space and light. The tufted wall speaks of comfort to those who are in this room, with a touch of royalty.
This room is what I’ve always dreamed for our master bedroom to be, but since we’ve already got everything designed, we’ve since settled for accents and beddings set that’s similar to something like this. A feel of a classy hotel room, only we get to go home to it daily.
Conceptualized by Maria Irene Busque, Dove Gaile Cielo, Kristine Flores, Faye Michelle Guevarra, Mary Cluadine Medina, Meybelle Anne Ngo and Joy Ann Villegas.
There are a lot more booths to check out at the PSID Evolution. The exhibit will run until October 31, 2016. Open on weekdays from 10AM to 8PM and weekdays, from 10AM to 9PM, at the Square Building, Greenfields District, Mandaluyong City.