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Travel Through Time At PSID’s Graduating Exhibit

Get a dose of design history in one of the country’s longest-running student exhibits

Photography: Philippine School of Interior Design

This year’s graduating exhibit of the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Advanced Class 2016 entitled “Evolution” features the transitions and trends of interior design that dates from the past, the present, and the future.

For the “Past” booths, the students focused on the mid-century modern icons. Mirroring the unique styles of the modern design forefathers such as Eero Aarnio, Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, and Arne Jacobsen, each booth immortalizes their works and showcases how these have influenced the modern design standards of today.

In the “Present” galleries, the fusion of classic styles and modern trends is the anchor. The students give their own contemporary takes in interpreting Tropical, Filipino, Japanese, Mediterranean, Chinese, Moorish, Victorian, and Baroque styles.

Meanwhile, fast forward to the “Future” with the possible design trends such as Avant Garde Industrial, Tech and Trendy, Metallic Glam, Rustic Luxe, Eclectic Elegance, Organic Opulence, Design Deconstructed, and Funk Art. Take a sneak peek of what’s to come with design in this last leg of the exhibit.

Booth No. 1 Arne Jacobsen Living Room

This midcentury-modern living room features pieces from the height of Jacobsen’s career such as the Swan Chair and Egg Chair, as well as classic mid-century interior details like the use of veneer and different floor levels.

Team members: Emma Jane Acaba, Aleia Beatrice Aurelio, Margarita Celina Cruz, Jose Martin Dimalanta, Judith Ann Ochengco, Marieces Simbulan, and Justine Villanueva

Booth No. 6 Charles Eames Study/Library

Step into the 1950s in a booth that features four of the Eames’ iconic works such as the DSR Chair, ESU 426-C Multifunctional Storage Cabinet, Lounge Chair and Ottoman, and the Aluminum Task Chair.

Team members: Jeremi Anne Arive, Patrick Paul Corpuz, Francine Farinas, Bernard Sampilo, Analyn Santos, and Yuka Tachibana

Booth No. 9 Modern Mediterranean Living Room

The stucco finished white walls, niche cabinetry, and wood beams perfectly capture the picturesque city of Greece. This room also shows a smart way of mounting the TV.

Team members: Mark Daniel Buensuceso, Anzella Nicole Casica, Marine Evangelista, Lex Angelie Guieb, and Floredeliza Magcale

Booth No. 18 Design Deconstructed Den

This booth utilizes the pared-down deconstructivist style with a marriage of refined diagonal lines, raw finishes, and minimal furnishings.

Team members: Hannah Joy Dumlao, Ena Lee Espinoza, Katherine Li, Joana Abea Llorin, Gene Marie Santiago, and Anne Tiffany Tan

Booth 24 Tech and Trendy Toilet and Bath

The bathroom of the not-so-distant future incorporates the latest in technology and design for bathroom fixtures and fittings. The muted color palette, geometric forms, and sleek lines give the modern space a calming atmosphere.

Team members: Bianca Beatrice Limpo, Catherine Mae Mendoza, Catalina Ysabel Potenciano, Andrea Paula Portugal, and Hazel Joy Santos

Evolution officially marks the countdown to PSID’s 50th Anniversary in 2017. Evolution is open to the public from September 30 to October 31, 2016 at the Square Building, Greenfield District, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Visit their website for more details.

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