Inside GOLD | PSID's 50th Anniversary Graduation Exhibit

Stepping from one platform to the other, this year's PSID's exhibit will definitely give you a gilt vibe.  Through a new array of interiors and designs, the award-winning display by the school’s students, alumni, and faculty reveals "Glamorous, Opulent, and Luxurious Designs" slated on October 1-31 at Uptown Bonifacio Mall in Bonifacio Global City.
“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

Among my favorite was Booth 9 which features Industrial Luxe Kitchen for dream client Erwan Heussaff , with a spice of industrial and a dash of luxe. The whole edgy industrial impression is about the concrete finish walls, raw textural wood island bar, exposed shelves. I super love the chalk board paint wall with the very clever magnetic spice bottles.


Another favorite of  mine was the Booth 12 Neo Archipelago. Anything rustic, wooden clad interior will consistently provide you with a homey feel. They do not have a specific client for this one, though.
They should be able to present something about cultural indigenous, inspired by the diverse culture and Philippine Islands, focuses mainly on Mindanao products.
The Acacia wood with glass sink meld contemporary and indigenous, just like with the Badjao look for the vanity and the mirror. Capiz can be seen on the walls and vanity as well for a luxurious feel. I will definitely add Biowood to my home as it is said to be waterproof.


I also had my eye on booth 14. It is somewhat similar to the interior of my new home.  Minimalist look with an impact. The mini center tables are simple but very elegant in its own way.
Kudos to all the hardwork they've given to the exhibit. Everybody deserves to be on top but what strikes me as the most fascinating was the booth 17. Gold highlights the imperfection. 
Basically, their booth is said to be a repair station. Yes, you read it right. A conceptual space as they applied Kintsukuroi. The repair of things in gold.
In essence, what it does is that it highlights the imperfection and the beauty of impermanence.
But instead of repairing the room, it will repair one's body.
So, what does that mean?
You go out of the house and you often faced with chaos, right? The 2 facets in life include the Chaotic side, and the clean side.
The first one is the outside world wherein you encounter the dangers of the world. That's Chaos. And sometimes when you're faced with too much chaos and then you enter your room, it becomes chaotic as well. You bring in the all the negative energy inside the house.
The result is a transition space perfect for you. That when you enter your house, you are repaired. That's basically what we need in this day and age.
The other part is a metaphor for the tranquility of the house.
When you enter this kind of room, the entertainment substance will stimulate repair - listening to music, read books, have a drink, all opportunities to let you asses yourself before you engage your family. That's the whole idea of the space. Cool, eh?

Presenting to you some of the booths designed with GOLD, showcasing luxurious and glamorous designs, celebrating comfort, functionality, opulence, and cost efficiency.

Booth 1 Modern French Renaissance
Client is a surgeon who are into mostly grays, blacks, browns.It simplifies the modern and contemporary design. A classic mix of elegance and power. They want to elaborate the comfort with the massive use of space and simple ceiling.

Booth 2 Pop Art
Client is a socialite who loves to invite people over. A very straightforward design with gold color as accent, replacing the bright colors of red, green, blue. Violet is elegance.

Booth 3 Balinese
For the Modern Balinese Kitchen , they used indigenous materials like bamboo with intricate design.

Booth 4 Modern Deconstructivism Study room

Client is a fashion designer. Office table is inspired by the modern Terno he designed himself, as well as the Deco Art patterns. For the cladding, it's brass finish laminate, a gold sticker which is lightweight.

Booth 5 Modern Oasis

A bedroom designed for a Moroccan princess named Erica. I kid. They called it Moroccan Oasis because they wanted it to stand out and make it luxurious, just like an Oasis. a specialty out of nothingness. Royal Blue is pure royalty so they've incorporated it with the design. Persian rug was provided by Zahir. For the bed, they wanted to continue the softness of the carpet so they added a very velvety throw, lots of textures comforter. The use of Capiz somehow balances everything. It's eye-catching and art-piece with the gold lining. The lighting you see here is Schema-sponsored.

Booth 6 Contemporary Egyptian Couple toilet and bath


Main inspiration -  Egyptian pyramids. They made it slightly contemporary to achieve a timeless look. The colors black, white and gold were inspired by the Egyptian headdress. The flooring is very contrasting, with a geometrical pattern in the middle.
I love the inverted pyramid with the shower head on top. The walls was inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Booth 7 Cultural Aztec

Client is a bachelor Archaeologist who fell in love with the Aztec culture so they basically used geometrical pattern and one of their best features was the carved wall which is part of the Aztec calendar.

Booth 8 Contemporary Neoclassic


A contemporary classic dining room for a high editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine. The person doesn't follow rules and wants drama so it's all about Bold and edgy patterns.

Booth 10 Modern Art Deco


Art Deco exudes elegance and luxury.The shelves are harmonized with the ceiling with sunburst pattern. The home carpet they got could even absorb sound for this entertainment area. Plus the living room can be transformed into a bed.


Booth 11 Eclectic Elegance


Client is a traveler slash blogger. Eclectic means you use various styles in one space. They have art Deco shelves and baroque ghost chair. Lighting is more on the industrial side. Divider is sort of a world map and headboard is a stained glass from the different countries she's been.

Booth 13 Michael Pizarro

For this year, they wanted for the 50th anniversary exhibit to be a homecoming of sorts. So they invited people who made already big in the industry, of course, the graduates of PSID and Mr. Pizarro is one of PSID's topnotchers who now specializes for residential and hospitality design. He wanted to bring his expertise into the exhibit hence, the hotel-looking bedroom design. Masculine luxury, as what he calls it. Because of the choice of colors. To add color, blue was introduced to give a regal and luxurious feel. The use of mirrors is a very interesting take to be able to double the illumination of the space.

Five decades of excellence in Interior Design education, and still, the Philippine School of Interior Design continuously soars and remains to be the undisputed premiere school for Interior Design.

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.
Co-presented by Megaworld, and mounted in cooperation with Boysen, Schema, Shell Canvas, La Europa, Designery, Daikin, and Tecson Flowers, the exhibit is set to showcase an array of 24 exquisitely-designed spaces that highlight the trends of the decades in which the school has offered design students quality training mixed with the aesthetic of luxury, opulence, and glamour.








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