A world of design opens


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 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 to 31 at the Supersale Hall of  SM North EDSA

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.

Besides 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.

Representing Africa are the South Africa booth by Jasmine Bullecer, Paola Engracia, Michael Go, Felix Guerra, Nydia Ochoa, and Dana Uy; Kenya by Cat Arambulo-Antonio, Myrrh Astrid Cortez, Kim Tan, Janis Tesoro, Kady Robles, and Sharlene Yu; and Egypt by Michelle Almanzor, Pamela Carunungan, Samantha Flores, Patrice Huang, and Christinne Maron.

Meanwhile, Australia by Donae Edusada, Kat Morales, and Sasa Rodriguez.

The Asian inspired booths are the United Arab Emirates by Akai Aquino, Kath Briones, Anj Jardiniano, Shai Ramos, and Mika Villarosa; Turkey by Vitoy Bernabaye, Lauren Chua, Shirley Chua, Tina Mendoza, and Daphne Ong; India by Josh Celiz, Janelle Edquiban, Rolini Pineda, Krizsha Soriano, and Cat Yao; Cambodia by Ericka Dizon, Mariel Eseque, Hannah Lomibao, Angel Marquez, Patricia Morato, and Allen Sadsad; Philippines by Terrence Chua, Gabrielle Gianan, Ranier Lucero, Andres See, and Kenneth So; and Japan by Jenina Cabiltes, Janine Cam, Sandy Dong, Sheena Dy, and Rhejayne Tan.

Europe is represented through Russia by Kaye de Jesus, IC Encinas, Rhia Flordeliza, Tony Lim, and Lesly Yiu; Sweden by Lotus Cantillas, Karl Hansley Carlos, Donna Dychinco, Julienne Mae Go, and Angeluz Millano; Spain by Rhum Bonsol, Jericko Isidro, and Rusheen Velasco; Italy by Anna Bardillon, Angela Bugayong, Jeanne Gumangan, MJ Pascasio, and Trish Garcia; Greece by Suzette Co, Camille Depano, Miguel Fedillaga, Amanda Ngo, and Tom Regis; United Kingdom by Carlo Canto, Ann Bernadette Gabato, Marina Nicole Manuzon, and Kristine Lei Salarda; and Czech Republic by Natalia Alegre, Alexandra Esguerra, Kim So Hyun, Gabrielle Racelis, and Dea Carina Sy.

Meanwhile the Americas come alive with booths like the United States by Ann Chua, Czarina Indigne, Arata Kobayashi, and Valerie San Antonio; Mexico by Janina Cabansag, Julia Cristobal, Erika Hernandez, Maxine Medina, Roanna Padilla, and Armi Piamonte; Cuba by Carina Bustamante, France Delfin, Natalie Miranda, and Rachel Enaje; Peru by Jairus Bañares, Kun Qian Cai, Farida Presquito, and Erlyz Santos; and Brazil by Jerlyn de Asis, Bebette Javier, Maricel Padrique, and Deena Sheikh Al Ghannameh.

For decades now, PSID has been known to produce groundbreaking exhibits that become the benchmark of interior design exhibits in the academe.


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