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Beyond lamps and paint colors

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Interior decorators and interior designers are not the same

WHILE it’s easy to think that interior design is all about choosing the right lamp or the right color of paint, the industry is much more complex than that. The Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) is holding the first Manila Interior Design Summit from April 10 to 12, with additional events on April 16, precisely to educate the public about the nature of their work.

The event includes exhibitions, galas, and an art walk, but taking precedence are the various talks. These include GRN META: Metamorphosis of Green Spaces Design Symposium at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in BGC on April 10 to 12, and the Grammar of Movement lecture by architect, interior designer, and visual artist Carlo Calma on April 16. The final event on the list is a performance of Ballet Philippines’ Diyosa, directed by Mr. Calma, to be staged at the Theatre at Solaire on April 16.

GRN META, the main event, is a seminar for interior designers, architects, and allied professions focusing on strategies and best practices for designing the future in a sustainable manner. It explores the key principles of sustainable design, such as minimizing waste, reducing energy consumption, and using environmentally friendly materials, and how these principles can be applied in interior design and architectural projects. The seminar also emphasizes the importance of collaboration between different designers of the built environment, suppliers, and stakeholders in creating sustainable and innovative design solutions.

Maria Victoria “Ivy” Almario, interior designer and National President of PIID, said during a press conference in Quezon City on March 28 that the organization celebrates its 59th anniversary this year. “PIID was the only one who successfully lobbied that we are licensed interior designers. It’s very important. The ‘IDr.’ in front of our names is hard-won, and the envy of all other practitioners in the…


2023-04-09 12:08:39

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