One of the awesome things about the Philippines is the creativity of the Filipinos. Our Interior designers are one of the world class talents that we should be thankful and be proud of. The Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Advanced Class of 2007 mounts its graduation exhibit dubbed as “Forty, Filipino, and Fabulous” (“F3”) on Sept. 29-Oct. 31, at the Paseo Center, Paseo de Roxas cor. Sedeno st., Salcedo Village, Makati City. You still have time within this week to check out the exhibit.
When we redesigned our P&G Office (which is getting a lot of press lately), we got PSID design students to create innovative design for the meeting rooms. I heard that the Pinoy Big Brother house were designed by PSID students as well. So if you want a low cost but creative designs, you should tap on these young Filipino Interior Design talents. My favorites are Diwata, Silid ni Malakas and Sampaguita out of the 19 booths showcasing Philippine furniture integrated into masterfully-designed and executed interior spaces. Check them out...
Forty, Filipino, and Fabulous
Forty, Filipino, and Fabulous provides a medium from which design solutions come to life as furniture design takes center stage as a driving force integral in interior design. The merging of Philippine School of Interior Design and Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines will generate awareness in establishing Filipino design and Filipino designers as they figure prominently on global scale. F3 promises designs that are innovative ingenious, imaginative and pioneering set against a very Filipino theme. F3 Celebrates the Filipino as global designers as designs come to life in nineteen fabulous interior design settings.
Dino Alaba | Casa Buendia | Audrey Coo | Gie Gorospe | Anne Murphy
A luxurious bathroom, accentuated with soft curves and natural elements, serves as a gateway to that enchanting realm only imagined and felt in one's solitude and dreams. A bath area inspired by the encantos and encantadas of Philippine Mythology, this bathroom gives a sense of serenity and charm like nature at its fantastic form. A water feature stage sets an elegant bathtub for that lush bath as fabrics drape from the ceiling giving privacy as well as adding a whimsical effect to further excite senses. A shower encircles just enough to give seclusion to enjoy a spell of rain just like in nature. The curved walls terminate to a vanity where one can allow beauty to transcend. A magnificently crafted full length mirror leans on the other side to further admire oneself. An upholstered high back chair rests beside the full length mirror for that moment to just sit back and relax and enjoy the pleasure of solitude and solemnity this bathroom aims to provide
Silid ni Malakas
April Alcantara | Anne Marie Kristine Lim
What does a man do when there is no place for his toys in the home? Why, build his own cave, of course. This booth demonstrates how a converted garage can be an interior design delight. Here, two ladies take on the challenge of creating a very masculine interior space, going all-out even to the extent of including an aggressive BMW sport bike completing the look, and putting the room in a guys list of inspiration.
Rhythm in irony is demonstrated all throughout. The industrial look of this space gives away the occupant's practical side but the attention to detail and the painstakingly designed pieces give a glimpse of refinement within the very rugged interior. On the other hand, the experimental approach to furniture pieces, like the traditional Filipino "silla perezosa" which borrows the wings of the classic wing chair, give the booth a slight Filipino twist.
This is what happens when the most neglected part of the house turns into "a guy's ultimate cave."
Karen Eleazar | Christine Monteverde
Elegance, Grace, and Sophistication... characteristics that best describes this classy den.
Attention is centered on the heavily craved daybed that serves as the area's focal point. It is an extraordinary modern eclectic room mixed with the intricacy of the baroque influence.
Using an elaborately designed piece, the design intent was to tame down on the peripherals of the area. The sampaguita accent incorporates a Filipino touch to the room. Here, the designers incorporated a "high-browse" concept with a modern feel plus a mix of glass, wood, and black finish to complete the look.
The goal of the space is to make people feel that they are "floating in elegance." The use of black finish on the furniture is aimed not only to attract the mature audience but it is further used to introduce this particular flavor to the younger generation. The intention is to blend the ideals of the different generations in the hopes of tearing down boundaries via design.