Showing posts with label Interior Design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Interior Design. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 28, 2021


2:49:00 PM

Following a significant and well-established presence of FENIX® in the Philippines market for interiors, Formica Philippines strengthens its positioning by becoming the exclusive distributor of these innovative materials.

The new relationship between Arpa Industriale and Formica Group dates back to June 2019 with the acquisition of Formica Group by Broadview Holding B.V. Since then, Formica Group has joined Arpa Industriale S.p.A., Trespa International B.V., and Westag & Getalit AG as part of Broadview’s family of businesses in the field of material technology. The main focus, which connotes the sister companies, is on coordinated strategy and synergies, with the main goal to offer customers world-class surface materials.

As the main result of this new partnership, Formica Asia expands its product portfolio in the Philippines to include the award-winning FENIX® range through its distribution network. In the Philippines market, Formica Philippines is the exclusive distributor of FENIX starting April 1, 2021.

FENIX is the innovative materials created for interior design by Arpa Industriale in 2013. They arise from the Italian design tradition, reflected in the project stylistic choices: from the colours selection to the overall aesthetic result of the interiors applications. Applying proprietary technologies, the external surface of FENIX is characterized by the use of next generation acrylic resins, hardened and fixed through an Electronic Beam Curing process. With low light reflectivity, the FENIX surface is extremely opaque, soft touch and anti-fingerprint. Thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches is also possible. They are suitable for both vertical and horizontal applications in the following sectors: kitchens, bathrooms, design furniture, retail, offices, and contract.

The FENIX family includes:

FENIX NTM®: the first to be introduced in 2013 to meet the market request for smart materials and matt surfaces: it is available in 20 refined and timeless colours. Colours have been selected to highlight and match the latest trends in interior design: a collection of silent elegant colours, enriched by the very recent addition of Bianco Dover to complete the palette of whites. All its innovative features – a matt, soft touch, and anti-fingerprint surface, as well as the possible thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches – make FENIX NTM the smart material.

FENIX NTA®: its empowered metallic surface features the same characteristics of FENIX. Hence, it is extremely matt with visual comfort and a very pleasant soft touch, as well as anti-fingerprint. Thermal healing of superficial micro-scratches is also possible. The metallic colour range includes Acciaio Hamilton, Argento Dukat, and Oro Cortez. Among its pluses, FENIX NTA is suitable both for vertical and horizontal application, and is easy to work with standard carpenters tools, such as regular cutting, milling, polishing, and drilling tools; it is also customizable with laser engraving techniques and CNC machining.

A new system concept consolidates the role of FENIX as an ingredient brand aimed at offering aesthetic solutions and simplifications for the interiors, with the result to engage our customers as true partners in exploiting the value-creation opportunities offered by our innovative ‘ingredients’, as well as in the launching of newly co-developed projects. This system is called “FENIX INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS. Kitchen Sinks”, a collection of sinks designed to be integrated with kitchen worktops made of FENIX NTM. Products are made from acrylic resin with an extremely matt finish, allowing for a perfect integration between the FENIX NTM worktop and the sink in kitchen designs. Two models and fourteen FENIX NTM colours are available in the catalogue.

Innovation and sustainability are two core values for the whole Group, whose objective is to foresee and create cutting-edge aesthetic and technical solutions designed with sustainability in mind. These values are perfectly summed up in FENIX materials: the smart surface of FENIX with its innovative features made with proprietary technology has struck the world of interiors; its more natural core, thanks to the use of lignin in the formulation of thermosetting resins, represents not only a more sustainable choice but at the same time a significant technical innovation. This is possible thanks to Arpa’s constant investment in research and development.

With this new distribution partnership in the Philippines with its sister company Formica Asia, a new core value is likewise highlighted: the sharing of a common vision to support a mutually profitable long-term growth and, above all, to offer Philippines designers and customers innovative surface solutions for new neverending design stories.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Bulacan State University and University of San Carlos Wins Gold at the Asia Young Designers Award (AYDA) 2019

6:21:00 PM

I'm a frustrated designer and architect. I'm always fascinated with house designs and builds, even the old architectural structures of churches, museums, and other iconic structures. These give me a sense of amazement and respect for whoever creates it.

A few days ago, I attended an event to cover the Awarding Ceremony of the Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA) Philippines 2019. After the fun-filled and painstaking process of creating the designs up to entry submission and judges' deliberation, they finally have the results and the names to recognize as winners at the ceremony held at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City.

For the Architecture Category, the gold award with a cash prize worth of Php50,000.00 was given to John Carlo De Jesus from the Bulacan State University (BulSU) while the silver award with a cash prize of Php30,000.00 goes to John Harold Siblag of St. Mary's University of Bayumbong.

Meanwhile, for the Interior Design category, Abigail Florence Taghoy of University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu bagged the gold award and a Php50,000.00 cash prize while the silver award with Php30,000.00 prize money went to Clarice Limsui of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB).

The AYDA 2019 Gold Awardees will attend the Asia Young Designer Summit to compete with Asia's best Architecture and Interior Design students happening in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in March 2020. The winners will battle for the chance to be included in the Harvard University Graduate School of Design's Design Discovery Program.

Aside from the major prizes, special awards were also given to other participants during the ceremony. For Architecture, the Best in Color Choice Award went to Christian Adrian Manalo of Batangas State University (BSU). Meanwhile, the Best Green Innovation Award was given to John Carlo De Jesus and the People’s Choice Award to Johann Orozco, both from BulSU. The Best Mentor in this category was awarded to Ar. Diane Alfonso. Also, Bulacan State University was declared as The Best College/University, and The Best Supportive School award for the Architecture Category went to the Far Eastern University (FEU).

For the Interior Design category, the Best Color Choice award went to Michael Gabriel Vazquez of DLS-CSB, while Josette Thai of UP Diliman won the Best Green Innovation Award. The People’s Choice award went to Erika Mari Ordinario of DLS-CSB. The University of San Carlos Cebu was named The Best Collge/University and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde which was declared the Most Supportive School Dr. Hermie Ray Oplado from The University of San Carlos was awarded Best Mentor for the Interior Design Category.

Nippon Paint Philippines President Mark Webb led the awarding ceremonies along with the distinguished panel of judges. Webb affirmed AYDA 2019 was the perfect opportunity to highlight the best young talents of the country, and showcase their brilliance to the international arena. He also thanked the mentors and academic partners who patiently guided, motivated and shared their expertise to the students, and for allowing them to join. He added that Nippon Paint is proud to be part of the initiative in elevating the amazing Filipino skills and talent.

Officials of Nippon Paint Philippines led by the company President Mark Webb (center) handed the Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA) Philippines 2019 winners their cash prizes and trophies in a ceremony at PETA Theter Center in Quezon City on January 23, 2020. The gold award for the architecture category was given to John Carlo De Jesus from the Bulacan State University (BulSU) while the Interior Design category top prize was bagged by Abigail Florence Taghoy of University of San Carlos University (USC) Cebu. Both went home with the P50,000 cash prize.

AYDA 2019 is a design competition open to Architecture and Interior Design students. The panel of judges is composed of prominent and well-established industry professionals and was supported by the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), Council of Deans and Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines (CODHASP), the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID), and the Council of Interior Design Educators (CIDE).

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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Rise of Young Designers In The Global Market Featured in SM's Home is Where The Art Is

3:27:00 AM
One of my dreams was to be an architect, unfortunately, there are other things that was plan ahead of me and finances is the number factor that hinders it. Arts, architectural designs, and sculptures interests me. I would really spend a few minutes looking at any exhibit. I think the artistic genes of my ancestors flows through my veins. Anyway so much with my unchecked part of my bucketlist.

I think if I were to be an architect or a designer I will create a mixed of aesthetic and functionality. The reason that I thought about it is that even though I'm no graduate of architecture or any design schools, my love for arts and how I value God creation is there. So, I would probably a radical and functional designer.

Just recently SM North EDSA through their Interior Zone and with partnership with FAME Manila they created an event featuring today's generation of young designers and their work that hits the global market. Few of these young designers were winners of the Red Box Design Program conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry and Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM). The aim of these agencies was to nurture and showcase the talents of the next generation of Filipino designers. Some of these young designers were featured in one of London's prestigious Fashion Showcase.  

Some of the young designers who by chance became famous because their creations were Micki Olaguer, Viktoria Laguyo and Jim Torres. During the event at the event "Home Is Where the Art Is" these young designers shared their experiences and their journey completing their creations. It was great that Filipinos are having names in the industry of designs and fashion.

My only thought about this is that perhaps the country should embark more in cultivating the talents and creativity of the younger generation. More of Filipino first notion!

The exhibit of these young designers creations will run until March 24, 2017. You'll have a chance to check it out and see for yourself. If your haven is the look at designs like these, be there!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Simply Ecological Earth Day at SM City North EDSA

5:07:00 PM

Create an eco-beautiful style with a demonstration on green living at the "Simply Ecological Earth Day Exhibit" from April 22-29.

In partnership with The Philippine School of Interior Design, the exhibit will feature an Eco-board on how to shop with sustainability in mind, and showcase 18 ec-inspired displays from Our Home, Muebles Asia, Modufit, Dos Pueblos, Lazy Boy, Muebles de Abubot, Urban Concepts, Dimensione, Contempo Design, Space and Style and Linden Teak.

More and more people around the world are finally realizing the importance of conserving our natural resources and protecting Mother Earth. We know that we can do our part by following thethree R's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle - but not a lot of people know that you can start right in your own home!

Come to Interior Zone at SM City North EDSA and find out how!

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