Traveling is one of the most enriching experiences one could ever have. Getting to learn about an unknown place’s culture, listening to the beats of the streets, and of course, marveling at the design and architecture of famous landmarks. The Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) gives you the feeling of traveling the world without buying a plane ticket or even leaving the city as they mount “Globalscapes”, the graduation exhibit of the school’s Advanced Class of 2014, slated to run from October 1-31 at the Supersale Hall of SM North EDSA
PSID EXHIBIT ITALY
Marking the 47th year of PSID, this year’s exhibit showcases 22 exquisitely-designed spaces that showcase the beauty and cultural richness across six continents by translating the different cultural aspects into aesthetically and functionally designed interior spaces. Exhibit-goers can have a taste of twenty-two beautiful countries and their culture, traditions, practices, folklores, art, architecture, and music and reinterpret them into exquisitely and expertly decorated spaces.
Aside from being inspired by their assigned countries, students are asked to take into account basic design principles and ergonomics to make spaces that not only look good, but are functional. After visiting the exhibit, the audience is expected not just to marvel at the creations of the Advanced Class, but to also have a better sense of appreciation of cultural diversity and to gain more knowledge and understanding of different countries.
PSID EXHIBIT KENYA
Representing Africa are the South Africa booth by Jasmine Bullecer, Paola Engracia, Michael Go, Felix Guerra, Nydia Ochoa, and Dana Uy, a dining room design inspired by safaris and Ndebele tribe art; Kenya by Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Myrrh Astrid Cortes, Kim Tan, Janis Tesoro, Kady Robles, and Sharlene Yu, a design for a living room inspired by the traditional Masaai kraal hut; and Egypt by Michelle Almanzor, Pamela Carunungan, Samantha Flores, Patrice Huang, and Christinne Maron, a modern kitchen take on design elements from the age of Pharoahs. Meanwhile, Australia by Donae Edusada, Kat Morales, and Sasa Rodriguez, living room design that combines modern tropical architecture elements with Australian Aboriginal culture.
PSID EXHIBIT USA
Meanwhile, the Asian inspired booths are the United Arab Emirates, by Akai Aquino, Kath Briones, Anj Jardiniano, Shai Ramos, and Mika Villarosa, a contemporary bedroom design that mixes traditional Islamic and Emirati design elements; Turkey by Vitoy Bernabaye, Lauren Chua, Shirley Chua, Tina Mendoza, and Daphne Ong, a Hagia Sophia-inspired bathroom design that mixes European and Asian design elements; India by Josh Celiz, Janelle Edquiban, Rolini Pineda, Krizsha Soriano, and Cat Yao, a den design that incorporates traditional Indian design elements such as arches and a peacock chair; Cambodia by Ericka Dizon, Mariel Eseque, Hannah Lomibao, Angel Marquez, Patricia Morato, and Allen Sadsad, a design for a modern lanai taking inspiration from the Mekong River; Philippines by Terrence Chua, Gabrielle Gianan, Ranier Lucero, Andres See, and Kenneth So, a contemporary, airy, fluid take on the Filipino living room set, the sala; and Japan by Jenina Cabiltes, Janine Cam, Sandy Dong, Sheena Dy, and Rhejayne Tan, a modern take on the traditional Japanese dining space inspired by crane’s nests found in the Japanese grasslands.
Europe is represented by Russia by Kaye de Jesus, IC Encinas, Rhia Flordeliza, Tony Lim, and Lesly Yiu, a kitchen design inspired by different periods of Russian art and architecture; Sweden by Lotus Cantillas, Karl Hansley Carlos, Donna Dychinco, Julienne Mae Go, and Angeluz Millano, a modern bedroom design that combines clean, functional Scandinavian aesthetics with architectural elements from Sweden’s famous landmarks; Spain by Rhum Bonsol, Jericko Isidro, and Rusheen Velasco, a unique bathroom design inspired by the flamenco dance and with a combination of rustic colonial elements and a contemporary look; Italy by Anna Bardillon, Angela Bugayong, Jeanne Gumangan, MJ Pascasio, and Trish Garcia, a study room that gives a more global, cosmopolitan feel to traditional Italian design; Greece by Suzette Co, Camille Depano, Miguel Fedillaga, Amanda Ngo, and Tom Regis, a lanai design featuring a geometric vertical garden, a rich color palette of blues and golds; United Kingdom by Carlo Canto, Ann Bernadette Gabato, Marina Nicole Manuzon, and Kristine Lei Salarda, a modern living room design inspired by the country’s capital and top tourist destination: London; and Czech Republic by Natalia Alegre, Alexandra Esguerra, Kim So Hyun, Gabrielle Racelis, and Dea Carina Sy, a dining room design inspired by two of the Czech Republic’s most popular tourist attractions, beer festivals and castles.
PSID EXHIBIT MEXICO
Meanwhile the Americas come alive with booths such as USA by Ann Chua, Czarina Indigne, Arata Kobayashi, and Valerie San Antonio, a kitchen design that incorporates Native American culture through design elements; Mexico by Janina Cabansag, Julia Cristobal, Erika Hernandez, Maxine Medina, Roanna Padilla, and Armi Piamonte, an eclectic bedroom design that incorporates Mayan tribal patterns, Mexican tile and fabrics, rustic finishes, and a rich color palette; Cuba by Carina Bustamante, France Delfin, Natalie Miranda, and Rachel Enaje, bathroom design that infuses Latin design elements and is inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea”; Peru by Jairus Bañares, Kun Qian Cai, Farida Presquito, and Erlyz Santos, a design for a den or study inspired by Peru’s Festival of the Sun; and Brazil by Jerlyn de Asis, Bebette Javier, Maricel Padrique, and Deena Sheikh Al Ghannameh, a lanai design that pays homage to Brazil’s national sport and favorite pastime: soccer.
For decades now, PSID has been known to produce groundbreaking exhibits that become the benchmark of interior design exhibits in the academe. “Globalscapes” is carefully planned, extensively researched and masterfully executed, a trademark that all PSID exhibits have always been known for and will continue to be known for in the years to come.
South Africa by Jasmine Bullecer, Paola Engracia, Michael Go, Felix Guerra, Nydia Ochoa, and Dana Uy. A dining room design inspired by safaris and Ndebele art featuring a geometric wall pattern made of wood and leather, an antler-inspired custom dining table, and a warm color palette.
PSID EXHIBIT UK
Italy by Anna Bardillon, Angela Bugayong, Jeanne Gumangan, MJ Pascasio, and Trish Garcia. A design for a study room that gives a more global, cosmopolitan feel to traditional Italian design with wrought-iron chandeliers, wood flooring, marble tiles, glass cabinets, and ingenious storage solutions.
Kenya by Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Myrrh Astrid Cortes, Kim Tan, Janis Tesoro, Kady Robles, and Sharlene Yu. A modern living room design inspired by the kraal, the traditional hut of the Maasai tribe of Kenya. The space features a warm color palette to represent the African Safari landscape and a mix of original African accessories and local materials
Mexico by Janina Cabansag, Julia Cristobal, Erika Hernandez, Maxine Medina, Roanna Padilla, and Armi Piamonte. An eclectic bedroom design that incorporates Mayan tribal patterns, Mexican tile and fabrics, rustic finishes, and a rich color palette with modern furniture and a contemporary ceiling design inspired by Mexican costumes.
PSID EXHIBIT SOUTH AFRICA
United Kingdom by Carlo Canto, Ann Bernadette Gabato, Marina Nicole Manuzon, and Kristine Lei Salarda. A modern living room design inspired by the country’s capital and top tourist destination: London featuring a red double-decker bus inspired sitting area, as well as other elements inspired by famous London icons.
USA by Ann Chua, Czarina Indigne, Arata Kobayashi, and Valerie San Antonio. A kitchen design that incorporates Native American culture through design elements such as a dreamcatcher-inspired ceiling design, geometric patterns reminiscent of a teepee, and a color palette of mustard, browns, and teal.