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DLS-CSB furniture styled by visual art

LIKHAYAN: Creatives Supporting Creatives, a core collection of furnishing projects that pay homage to the local Filipino artists, will be open to the general public from November 26 to December 2 at Ayala Malls, Manila Bay.

The initiative supports the newly promulgated “Philippine Creative Industries Development Act,” or Republic Act 11904, which aspires to promote the industry’s development.

It likewise intends to protect and strengthen the rights and capacities of content providers, indigenous cultural communities and stakeholders.

The exhibit, conceptualized by the Interior Design innovators from the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), is an annual weeklong artform showcase that explores different materials through models.

The event will serve as a platform for the trailblazers to present their inventions and prototypes, and immerse themselves in real-life experiential learning.

It will feature the students’ 44 creations — innovative chairs, coffee and console tables — which are reinterpretations of the different styles and forms of visual arts.

Their pieces were motivated by the works of visionaries, including Joshua Carlos Barrera, Jinggoy Buensuceso, Kathleen Sareena Dagum, Leeroy New, Krista Nogueras, Emman Ogena, Teody Boylie Perez, Rustom Cleofe Villamor and Ralph Arellano Villaluz.

The team also captured ideas from the ceramics of Pablo Capati 3rd, Catherine Choachuy, Lanelle Abueva Fernando, Rita Badilla-Gudiño, Alyssa Kangleon, Rosa Mirasol, Patricia Paner, Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn, and Ma. Patricia Camille Tolentino.

The evocative artworks of painters Ivy Asi, Keanna Camille Kotico Cosiñero, Jimmy Enrije Chung, Mars Pamisa, Imelda Pilapil, Ronaldo Ruiz and Justine Velasquez, likewise ignited the spark of the students to build their compositions.

The learners gained concepts from the memorable pictures of photographers Ara Custodio, Sara Erasmo, JL Javier, Cris Magsino, and Hannah Reyes Morales, as well as delicate potteries molded by Augusto Bigyan and EJ Espiritu, and detailed sculptures of Romeo Castillo, Julie Lluch Dalena, Willy Tadeo Layug, Jerson Muñoz and Herminio Tan.

The groundbreaking movies of renowned directors Glenn Barit, Martika Escobar, and Dan Villegas, and the artistic outputs of college students Cyrus Joshua Bon, Mateo Cacnio, and Angelina Vasquez also served as influences.

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