The Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) is a prestigious institution dedicated to interior design education.
Every year, the PSID Advanced Class hosts an exhibit that showcases the students’ ability to formulate, propose and work out design solutions that are safe, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing.
On it’s 46th year, PSID gives tribute to original Filipino music.
This October, the PSID Advanced Class presents “OPM: Obra Para sa Musika”. The theme aims to translate Filipino music into livable interior spaces built in a socially and environmentally conscientious way.
This year’s exhibit was staged at the Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati City with 21 booths from October 3 to 31. Here are some of the rationales and perspectives courtesy of the exhibitors:
Booth 1: Noypi, Artist: Bamboo, Room Type: Spa, “The design of the spa features a nature-loving setting with tribal elements.” by: Diana Tan, Morris Uy, Erika Gegato, Ezra Romero, Andree Martinez, Ali Lobongco
Booth 2: Saan Ka Man Naroroan, Artist: Ric Manrique Jr., Room Type: Living Room, “It showcases sentiments of a man with his underlying emotions towards a woman he’s been waiting for his whole life.” by: Jen Capulong, Sarah Garcia, Arjay Arcenas, Gian Cham
Booth 3: Bituin Marikit, Artist: Nicanor Abellardo, Room Type: Bedroom, “It is in the bedroom where we can be ourselves, a place where we form our deepest thoughts – reaching our dreams and becoming a bright, shining star.” by: Erika Uichanco, Andrea Santos, Dianne Abella, Darwin Ignacio, Faye Guiwan, Nicolle Badillo
Booth 4: Ugoy ng Duyan, Artist: Lea Salonga, Room Type: Nursery, “The song brings to mind images of a mother’s lullaby to her child, and the wish to never forget those long gone days.” by: Lara Aransanzo, Bianca Abrera, Angelica Dumalus, Lyra Limcolioc, Ayi Rapadas, Vicky Sales
Booth 5: Bongga Ka Day, Artist: Hotdogs, Room Type: Fashionista’s Room, “The crowning glory of the room is the vanity area because it highlights her reflection – how she sees her glamorous self.” by: Steffi Maala, Raiza Poquiz, Harold Chen, Janine Legaspi, Kim Ong
Booth 6: Kanlungan, Artist: Noel Cabangon, Room Type: Sitting Room, “Built around the tree in which their relationship grew and memories were lived; this room serves as a sanctuary of the couple’s love.” by: Patrick Zaldivar, Justine Vizmonte, Theressa Asis, Anna Liwanag, Boom Dayrit
Booth 7: Katawan, Artist: Hagibis, Room Type: Spa, “Katawan shouts hail to the beauty and splendor of a human body, specifically to a lady.” by: Matt Manlapig, Melwyn Arrubio, Verna Sanchez, Hanna Pilpil, Chester Punzalan, Cherie Dizon
Booth 8: Mamang Sorbetero, Artist: Celeste Legaspi, Room Type: Ice Cream Shop, “The interior of the ice cream parlor is based on the appearance of the streets and traffic of Manila during the 1970s, the time when the song was popularized.” by: Mena Lim, Tapeng Castro, Jasmin Bandiola, Reine Yamzon, Pat Arafol, Kim Teodoro
Booth 9: Awitin Mo, Artist: VST & Co., Room Type: Club Lounge, “A combination of the colors red, orange and yellow lights dancing to the beat of the music, the room itself had come to life with its exciting yet intimate feature that we could relate to the kind of love illustrated.” by: Rachelle Uy, Des Yao, Dilly Guerero, Sarah Martinez, Miko Ukena, Alshiey Senosa
Booth 10: Growing Up, Artist: Gary V, Room Type: Teenager’s Room, “They had a vision of a young boy, who was slowly finding his own way and gaining momentum to grow. The song guides him through his struggles, at the same time inspires him to push his limits.” by: Buchay Mercado, Dia Tan, Nicca Sarmiento, Verh Estilo, Chico Velas
Booth 11: Awit ng Barkada, Artist: APO Hiking Society, Room Type: Barkada Room, “Designed for hardworking yet fun-loving young professionals, the mood–choices of materials, textures, and colors–would be relaxing, sleek, bold, fun yet functional.” by: Cendy Brillantes, Cheri Albano, Apple Jayagan, Jamine Gabriel, Renee Hassani, Mai Babista
Booth 12: Sayo Lamang, Artist: Fr. Manoling Francisco, Room Type: Chapel/Prayer Room, by: France Gomez, Cyrille Carreon, KC Villeta, Regina Mascardo, Vanessa Quinones
Booth 13: Umagang Kay Ganda, Artist: Tillie Romero & Ray-An Fuentes, Room Type: Beach Front Lanai, “There is nothing like a beach vacation spent with friends to help you forget about life’s problems, and look forward to what the new day brings.” by: Princess Avena, Aric Co, Gwen Dy, Jocar Felix, Denise Guieb, Erika Narciso
Booth 14: Kumukutikutitap, Artist: Ryan Cayabyab, Room Type: Candy Store, “Although Christmas only lasts for a month or two, “a kid in a candy store” is one that allows people, both young & old, to relive that nostalgic childhood experience all year round.” by: Karen Macavinta, Lindsey Tan, Joan Sy, Cha Balisbis
Booth 15: Ang Huling El Bimbo, Artist: Eraserheads, Room Type: Dance Studio, “This bittersweet memory of the El Bimbo dance, the fleeting remembrance that was left of the girl, and the melancholic nostalgia conveyed in the song are all interpreted in the form of a personal DANCE STUDIO.” by: Aiko Berberabe, Dan Yang Cai, Min Dalisay, Maine Ong, Chammie Mendoza, Veron Pamplona
Booth 16: Himala, Artist: Rivermaya, Room Type: Prayer/Meditation Room, “The contemporary zen setting plays up the lyrical theme of prayer and wishes and their obscured nature.” by: Mark Perez, Kevin Ladores, Ana Elliot, Joseph Valderrama, Topher Pasco, Garry Baranda
Booth 17: Mr. Suave, Artist: Parokya ni Edgar, Room Type: Bachelor’s Pad, “There is a bold yet warm overall mood to the area. After all, he isn’t simply about business or play. He is in the business of play.” by: Kat Baloloy, Juvi Habacon, Roch Santiago, Christian Banayad, Angelica Eduardo
Booth 18: Hari ng Sablay, Artist: Sugarfree, Room Type: Teenage Boy’s Room, “The design of the interior space reflects a teenage boy’s search for his true self amidst the noise and confusion brought about by self-discovery.” by: Andrea Manalang, Karla Ortigas, Marga Mayoralgo, Mapple Panganiban, Carla Pena
Booth 19: Kaleidoscope, Artist: Francis M, Room Type: Learning/Daycare Center, “As we grow older we learn to connect new ideas with old ones, viewing things from different angles, as if looking into a kaleidoscope, thereby enriching our whole human existence.” by: Namie Garygay, Loren Munsayac, Wendhel Baro, Patty Rebano, Yvette Tan – Co, Jian Rivera
Booth 20: New Tattoo, Artist: Urbandub, Room Type: Coffee Shop, “The clock, forever frozen, stands as a reminder that the past can never be brought back.” by: Ina Bautista, Ileana Garcia, Jes Chuan, Ais Kee, Mitch Tiu
Booth 21: Narda, Artist: Kamikazee, Room Type: Comic Book/Novelty Store, “Mixing Darna with punk rock strikes an interesting combination.” by: Demi Beldia, Lav Capuno, Kay Dayrit, Myan Mader, Kathy Robles, Aicy Sullano