DESIGNING ACCENT CHAIRS, A NEW PERSPECTIVE EXHIBIT WITH PSID AND OUR HOME
DESIGNING ACCENT CHAIRS, A NEW PERSPECTIVE by the Philippine School of Interior Design and OUR HOME. This project is part of OUR HOME’s advocacy in paving the way for future interior designers to carve a niche in the interior design industry.
PSID students John Paul Velasco, Samantha Matias, Alessandra Javier, Trinity Figueroa, Nida Lopez, Katharine Garcia, Sheena Amurao-Gregorio and Clariele Dacanay together with Our Home Senior Merchandising Manager Barby Edora, IDr. Carmen Lim-Regala, P.I.I.D.,MFA, Optihome President Bia Chua and PSID Dean Pojie Pambid.
As part of OUR HOME’s advocacy in paving the way for future interior designers to carve a niche in the interior design industry,
OUR HOME and the PHILIPPINE SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN collaborated on an event entitled, “DESIGNING ACCENT CHAIRS, A NEW PERSPECTIVE.
The event, which features designs from the Third-Year Students of the Philippine School of Interior Design, aims to promote awareness in furniture design and construction as another avenue where interior designers can make a name for themselves. Students from PSID were carefully selected and their designs curated. Then, through OUR HOME’s mentoring and guidance, they were exposed to talking and meeting with furniture suppliers and manufacturers where their designs were scrutinized, analyzed and critiqued. Additionally, fabric selections and finishes were decided upon, and factory visits were scheduled. The students saw this as a learning opportunity while at the same time an exciting experience in getting their feet wet in the world of furniture design.
Ultimately, eight designs were chosen and were exhibited at the OUR HOME, Megamall Branch. Through this collaboration, OUR HOME creates an opportunity for budding furniture designers to try out their skills in designing furniture pieces, in this case, accent chairs.
Interior design opens a lot of doors as far as career options are concerned and OUR HOME recognizes talent in designing, executing and styling furniture pieces as one of them. Through the collaboration with the PHILIPPINE SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN, OUR HOME nurtures the dream of future furniture designers to make a name and become luminaries in the field. The PHILIPPINE SCHOOL OF INTERIOR DESIGN has always been an institution that hones talent in designing and has given the interior design and furniture industries its share of luminaries. Working together for more than a decade, OUR HOME and PSID recognize the merit that the symbiotic relationship developed. The event is a culmination of OUR HOME’s vision to provide not only creative endeavors to reach a wider market but with the collaboration with PSID, positions itself as a company that grants excellent opportunities for a rewarding design experience.
Visit us and take a look at the Accent Chairs, A New Perspective exhibit. Schedule as follows: Our Home Megamall from Nov. 21 to 30; Our Home North Edsa from Dec. 1-9; Our Home MOA from Dec. 11-16, 2023.
OUR HOME celebrates its 26th year this year with its first store at SM Megamall.
Siopao Serenity Chair designed by Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) student Sheena Amurao-Gregorio.
Terra Chair designed by PSID
student Katharine Garcia.
Glane Chair designed by PSID student Trinity
Pambid Chair designed by PSID student John Paul Velasco.
Aruga Chair designed by PSID student Clariele Dacanay.
Mustard Chair designed by PSID student Nida Lopez.
Felisa Rocking Chair designed by PSID student Samantha Matias.
Tasa Chair designed by PSID student Alessandra Javier.
The top three accent chair design choice are the Siopao Serenity by Sheena Amurao-Gregorio, Terra Chair by Katharine Garcia
and Glane Chair by Trinity Figueroa awarded by PSID Dean Pojie Pambid, IDr. Carmen Lim-Regala, P.I.I.D.,MFA, Optihome
President Bia Chua and Our Home SAVP for Marketing Glowie Robillo.
THE FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS
Imagine a New York industrial loft with rich hardwood floors, antique bricks in a burnt sienna color and exposed ceilings that reveal cast iron beams and rafters. This is where OUR HOME’s Fall Line is set. An L-Shaped Sofa in creamy beige projects an interesting contrast against the rough wall while at the same time creating that air of comfort and ease, a super relaxed feel. Center, side and console tables in rich wood grains with cast iron details echo the Mid-Century Modern feel while at the same time give off an industrial vibe. Inspired by the iconic works of Finn Juhl and Hans Wegner, accent chairs in brown and black leather upholstery with wooden arms and legs are added to cap-off the look.
Dining settings also mimic the same ambiance as a rich wooden table for eight and a functional wooden sideboard create a welcoming atmosphere. Decorative candles, garlands and wooden bowls placed on top of the table complete the look.
A fully upholstered headboard in tufted and stitched taupe anchors the king-sized bed covered in rich satin sheets of black, gold and brown. A black leather tufted ottoman can be placed at the foot of the bed that can serve as a storage piece and an accent against the rich, brown and gold shag rug underneath.
THE AUTUMN ADD-ONS
A pair of autumn inspired Christmas trees with maple leaves provide a stark contrast against the subdued and understated backdrop. While furniture and furnishings are set in monochromatic neutral tones of browns, beiges, blacks and taupes, the trees provide a pop of color as maple leaves in bright orange with accents of green and brown liven up the space. Warm yellow lights are carefully chosen to adorn the trees evoking a sense of nostalgia while at the same time providing the best kind of illumination to accurately bring out the orange hues. Gold, bronze and copper trimmings and trinkets are now added to the trees eliciting an elegant, classy and sophisticated feel. Christmas decorations made of wood, stone, glass and metal are mixed together to create an eclectic mélange of textures and finishes, all working to evoke a natural feel and an organic atmosphere. Center pieces are created using the same autumnal inspiration in mind as garlands are adorned with pinecones, metallic balls, gold-leafed foliage and gilded twigs. The same garlands are used to decorate the drop lights and chandeliers for a consistent feel.
For Christmas 2022, OUR HOME takes on a variety of different color schemes and different ways to style and celebrate Christmas. Though the country does not really experience the autumn season, OUR HOME takes you a little bit closer to a feeling of fall. For one of this year’s Christmas theme, fall colors, autumn textures and autumn décors come alive and provide an interesting and unique way of decorating and curating the holidays. OUR HOME offers a Christmas ambiance that is a combination of something uncommon, something distinctive and something out of the ordinary as the season of fall becomes the main focus as it takes center stage in our selected stores and branches. Nature becomes a great inspiration for this style and organic shapes and forms add to a Christmas that is definitely a showstopper… only at OUR HOME… Great Designs… Great Prices.