The Rebirth of the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers

The Philippine Institute of Interior Designers recently celebrated its 51st anniversary with a Renaissance Night. Past the half-century mark, PIID dubbed it as their Rebirth Anniversary.

It was also a night of launches and surprises. It was the launch or their new website: and a wonderful surprise for all the Interior Designers to participate in the upcoming Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) and the Interior Design Plus (ID+). IDEA Awards is the first and largest awards program in 50 years of the PIID. It will cover all completed projects of the interior designers for the past decade. Some of the categories will include Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Institutional and Public Building.


L-R: PIID Members : Charlene Joyce Lucas, Joy Ngo, Mazen Castro, Marianne Villanueva, Kryztle Carandang.

ID+ will highlight the projects beyond typologies as well as issues both cultural and global in our fast evolving world. Some of the categories will be Interior Design Plus Heritage & Conservation, ID+ Sustainability and ID+ Gender Sensitivity. For the product category, PIID will celebrate the innovative and masterful features and material application of each product into the interior design project, namely;

Interior Design Plus Paint- Special Finishes, ID+ Wood, Flooring & Lumber application & Lifestyle, ID+ Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures, ID+ Tiles, ID+ Stone- Natural & Cultured, ID+ Glass, ID+ Custom Printing, ID+ Fabric, ID+ Lighting- Professional & Home Lighting, ID+ Kitchen

The PIID Board of Directors for 2015 to 2017 was introduced by event host Giselle Sanchez and the distinguished roster included National President James G. Jao, VP for Internal Affairs Michael Suqui, VP for External Affairs Lilia C. de Jesus, Corporate Secretary Kathleen P. Obcemea, Treasurer Peñafrancia R. Marasigan and Executive Directors Noel Belardo, Gino D. Lim, Vincent Louie V. Tan, Michael C. Pizarro and Rogelio D. Caringal.


L-R: Johnson Ongking, Justin Ongsue, (VPs of Boysen Paints) Wilfrid Nicholo Magcase (PIID Fellow), Marcelo Alonzo (former PIID Board of Trustee), Rose Ong (EVP COO of Wilcon), James Jao (PIID National President), Arlen De Guzman (PIID Council of Adviser), Jacqueline Vega (PIID Fellow)


L-R (standing): PIID Members: Jass Pasion, Gian Carlo Daus, Seachelle Chua, Larry James Francisco,

L-R (seated): Paola Magbitang, Phoebe Rueda

As part of its renaissance in the country, PIID National President James G. Jao shares, “My vision is to provide a direction for PIID towards a path that is professionally paved for both the budding and veteran designers so they can evolve and discover their specialties not only in the local but as well as global practice. For the next two years, we will create a dynamic platform for all members for creative and academic developments that are aligned with our Filipino culture and international standards,”

The PIID is the only association of professional Interior Designers in the country accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission with about 1,600 registered Interior Designers. Most of the founding members are still active in their profession and these include renowned designers Ched Berenguer-Topacio. Lor Calma and Edith Oliveros.


Hosted by Ms. Giselle Sanches

51st: The Rebirth Anniversary was presented by Boysen Paints and sponsored by Wilcon Builders and Grohe Philippines together with Kuysen, iMaverick, American Standard, CW Home Depot, Megamax Concepts, LRI Design Plaza, Spurway, Skycon, CWC Industries, D+M Home Garden Living and Living n Style.

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