PSID Celebrates Golden Anniversary As It Captures The Essence Of Luxury, Opulence, And Glamour Living

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As a continuation from last year’s “Evolution: Past, Present, Future’, Philippine School of Interior Design gears up for another showcase of exhibit in time for the school’s 50th anniversary with a touch of glamour, opulence, and luxurious designs to match the golden era of the revered interior design academe that produced great and talented alumni of their batches, headed once again by Dean Pojie Pambid.

A total of 23 booths are up for viewing at the ground floor of Uptown Bonifacio Mall, BGC, one of Megaworld’s Lifestyle Malls, that will run from October 1 until the 31st of this year. It’s a month-long celebration and a nod to PSID excellence.

12 booths are dedicated for Batch 2017 graduating class while the remaining 11 are designs from the school’s alumni. Major and Minor Sponsors support this year’s exhibit with some of the finest and quality interior home design brands and products.

We’ve managed to visit all of the 23 booths, have photos and videos taken with some of the students and alumni, and also saw the new Samsung TV ‘The Frame’ as installed in some of the showcased rooms.

Samsung The Frame breathes new life to home design and gives purpose and meaning to TV, 24 hours a day. When it is powered on, The Frame offers premium picture quality. While it is not in use, it becomes a customizable work of art where you can freely curate your favorite artwork and photos, transforming the room into a more vibrant and personalized environment.

Samsung The Frame was part of the featured rooms when it comes to home entertainment.


Modern French Renaissance (Living Room)

Room 1 exemplifies the best of modern and contemporary design. A classical mix of trade, wealth, opulence, and power.

Modern French Renaissance is designed by Gayle mascardo, Gaff Jeruta, Kat Gonzales, and Ginia Revita.


Pop Art (Dining Room)

Pop art and luxury don’t normally co-exist. The juxtaposition of two different styles – a challenge nonetheless but not at all impossible. A dining room that greatly  captures the essence of pop art and luxury with its combination of textures to its use of a strikingly bold colour is definitely  a space that makes a statement.

Designed by Elizabeth Ramos, Emmanuel Olivar, Summer Pasana, and Sam Lapuos.


Balinese (Kitchen)

PSID students Jenevive Castillo, Jann Aguilar, Butch Batu, Nina Nava, Mheg Sacbibit, and Rubie Escresa based Balinese on the philosophy of Balinese architecture, the Balinese kitchen seeks to provide balance and harmony for nurturing harmonious relationships with the family.


Modern Deconstructivism (Study Room)

Having received the exhibit theme, G.O.L.D. “Glamorous, Opulent, and Luxurious Design”, the team of Joseph Goyenechea, Kim Dycoco, Kristine Dela Cruz, Rochelle Anne Silva, Dhancy Magtulis, and Raffy Lacaden unanimously agreed that to better exemplify and translate the concept to their booth design, they merged the world of fashion with the glamour and luxurious feel of the room.


Moroccan Oasis (Bedroom)

Rising up to the challenge of designing and building a bedroom that exudes opulence and elegance at the same time, the exhibitors chose a Moroccan theme that blended deep blues and rich golds, Azulejo tiles and golden trims circle the room, the gold adding a touch of restraint of what could be called a busy print.

The Moroccan inspired bedroom is designed by Kyle Maniego, Goldie Laconsay, Trishia Pagdagdagan, Jazz David, Jai Manabat, and Mark Aspera.


Contemporary Egyptian (Toilet and Bathroom)

Reimagining Egyptian, When told of an Egyptian theme, the first thing that would come to mind of everyone, are those we see in the movies and television like the hieroglyphics, the mummies buried inside the pyramid.

That’s the challenge to the group composed of Lizelle Cruz, Sarah Uy, Alyssa Gonzales, Kristine O’yek, Earl Palma, and RJ Suyom faced. Integrating the design and taking it to the 21st cenury, the group took heavily the inspiration from the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the symbols of ancient Egyptian artistry, innovation, and opulence.


Cultural Aztec (Living Room)

Booth 7 will take you to a breathtaking journey as it features a surprising and spectacular fusion of culture, history, elegance, and sophistication through the use of Aztec inspired elements, with a touch of modern design.

The group is composed of Rea Fami, Shalimar Obinque, Kaylene Rey, Kirk Moaje, Francis Delos Trino, Joan Corpuz, and Elaine Diaz.


Contemporary Neoclassic (Dining Room)

This group of all-girls graduating students places their chic and classy dining room to match their client’s personality. An Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Tatler, the country’s premier magazine of urbanity and elegance, she has impeccable taste that springs from her travels around the world and from the people she encounter from all walks of life.

This dining area of a penthouse suite is designed in a Neoclassical style and is brought together by carefully chosen fashionable pieces that reflect the client’s style.

The group is made up of Bea Ortiz, Etheline Faye, Trina Dumpit, Jovannah Yu, and Nina Tinsay.

These are just a sneak peek to all the 23 booths found at the Ground Floor Level, Uptown Bonifacio Mall, BGC.

The rest of the booths are as follows:

Booth No. 9 – Industrial Luxe (Kitchen) by Khimberly Bagtas, Kristine Lacerna, Jollo Alipio, Ji Hyun Lee, and Sheryl Pardines

Booth No. 10 – Modern Art Deco (Den/Study) by Sarah Salvador, Jean Pablico, Jerinae Chua Ching, Minnie Bondoc, Cez Gonzales, and Christine Sim

Booth No. 11 – Eclectic Elegance (Bedroom) by Andie Ochoa, Richie Patolot, Lexie Boncalan, Mica Tan, and Kukai Tan

Booth No. 12 – Neo – Archipelago (Toilet and Bathroom) by Jesy Cruz, Gail Miller, Dan Nartates, Claudine Claudio, Sheelah Aguila, and Jayson Flor


Booth No. 13 by Michael Pizarro

Booth No. 14 by Vianca Anonuevo & Mark Perez

Booth No. 15 by Mary Ann Bulanadi

Booth No. 16 by Stephanie Yan

Booth No. 17  by Gino & Karen Abrera

Booth No. 18 by Lalyn Rivera

Booth No. 19 by Pam Lagura & Ezra Halili

Booth No. 20 by Jigs Adefuin

Booth No. 21 by Chitz Legazpi

Booth No. 22 by Mike Suqui & Kat Obcemea

Booth No. 23 by Gelo Del Mundo

Co-presented by Megaworld and Samsung as the Official Home Entertainment Partner, and mounted in cooperation with Boysen, Schema, Shell Canvas, La Europa, Designery, Daikin, and Tecson Flowers, the exhibit highlights the trends of the decades in which the school has offered design students quality training mixed with the aesthetic of luxury, opulence, and glamour.

For the first time in PSID’s history of graduation exhibits, the school’s students, alumni, and faculty have joined forces and showcase their brightest design ideas for GOLD. The exhibit will be divided into three galleries.

The Students Gallery will exhibit interiors conceptualized and constructed by the 72 pupils of PSID Advanced Class of 2017, as well as students from the PSID-AHLEN Institute. The graduating students will showcase design concepts that capture the essence of luxury, opulence, and glamour as finishes and materials take center stage to elicit an ambiance that caters to sophistication and sense of style.

Meanwhile, the Alumni Gallery is a “blast from the past” of sorts with already established PSID alumni such as Chitz Legaspi and Lalyn Nivera participating again in a graduation exhibit. It is a way for the alumni to relive the challenges and experiences of creating a booth for the graduation exhibit and apply what they have learned, both from the school and in the practice to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Also a first for the PSID exhibit is the Faculty Gallery.

Select professors and instructors of the PSID, namely Michael Pizarro, Mark Perez and Vianca Anonuevo, Gino and Karen Abrera, Jigs Adefuin, Mary Anne Bulanadi, and Chat Fores will also showcase their works to help commemorate the school’s anniversary.

Pitted side-by-side with the works of PSID students both past and present, the Faculty Gallery will be a testament to PSID’s elite design training.

“GOLD” is a carefully planned, extensively researched exhibit that perfectly celebrates PSID’s five decades of design education.

For the past half-century, PSID has been known to produce groundbreaking exhibits that become the benchmark of interior design shows in the academe, and are considered go-to events for architects, fellow interior designers, design enthusiasts, and the general public to learn more about world-class Filipino design and innovative interiors that come to life. PSID brings interior design a notch higher each year, presenting exhibits that challenge the graduating batch to showcase their repertoire of design skills and the PSID mark of excellence.

The exhibit runs from October 1 and until October 31, 2017 at Uptown Bonifacio Mall in Bonifacio Global City.

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