Jak En Poy : An Interior Design Exhibit of Sustainable Proportions

My friend Raleene Cabrera (of raleene.com) sent me an invite to their ongoing exhibit at the SM North Edsa :

"On its 44th year, the Philippine School of Interior Design Advanced Class 2011 marks another milestone as they mount Jak ‘en Poy: An Interior Design Exhibit of Sustainable Proportions from October 1 to October 31, 2011 at the SM North EDSA.

The Philippine School of Interior Design has always been known to produce groundbreaking exhibits that become the benchmark of interior design exhibits in the academic community. For this year, the graduating students of PSID delves into the sustainable world of interior materials as they interpret and translate ten materials that define sustainability. The challenge is to be able to apply these materials into twenty interior design booths that evoke different moods and styles without sacrificing on establishing focus on rooms that revolve around the concept of designing for a better world. Research into the properties, use and application and installation of each material and analysis of its sustainable principles are deemed vital into the execution of designs.

Jak ‘en Poy centers on twenty different spaces designed in creatively planned solutions. Stone, steel, concrete, paper, glass, wood, bamboo, rubber, plastic and clay will be given a totally new meaning as it goes beyond the usual applications and break barriers to focus on totally different take on interiors. Jak ‘en Poy celebrates integral concepts in design and strengthens the bond between the academe and the interior design industry as it unfolds a new interpretation of sustainable materials, this time making it analogous to unique, ground-breaking and stylized interior designs.

The character of ten materials will be taken into consideration and will serve as a springboard to design interiors befitting the variety of styles showcased in the exhibit. The exhibit takes the audience on a trek through childhood games as corridors and hallways are named; being inspired by the concept that our present prepares the future generation through sustainable interiors. The audience is ushered through the first three corridors; BATO, takes a cue from the material stone, GUNTING takes on steel and PAPEL delves into paper. The audience is then guided through different sections of the exhibit namely HOLEN (glass), GOMA (rubber), CHATO (wood and bamboo), PATINTERO (concrete), PLASTIC BALLOON (plastic) and even PALAYOK-PALAYUKAN (for clay and mud). The analogies are based on the premise that the exhibit’s beneficiaries are the future generation- children as seen through their games.

Jak ‘en Poy carefully planned, extensively researched and masterfully executed creates another ripple that eventually will become a wave in the academic community and in the interior design industry, something that PSID exhibits have always been known for and will continue to be for years to come."

Visit Raleene and her rad team's booth (Booth number 5), Sundays to Tuesdays! I've seen how it looked and based on the photos, there is no doubt I'm hiring her for her epic skillz once I can finally decorate our unit!