Preview: WORLDBEX 2019 ICONS of Interior Design

PROMINENT interior designers are expected to share their expertise for the benefit of stakeholder in the industry when they come under one roof, Worldbex or the Philippine World Building and Construction Expo isolated to return this March with a new exciting edition of the Interior Designers’ Gallery.

The Interior Designers’ Gallery will not only turn the spotlight on practitioners who have been revolutionizing the industry with their artistry and expertise but also serve as a platform for interior designers share the same principle of innovative excellence.

Among those expected to return to participate Michael Pizarro, Chat Fores, Johnny Hubilla, Ivy Almario, Cynthia Almario, Rogelio Caringal, Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Lilia de Jesus and Leo Almeria who will all be presenting their aesthetic designs during the event.

Below are some of the thoughts of the listed resource persons:

Johnny Hubilla:Trends must only be adopted sparingly as it is more important for interior design to transcend the test of time. And an interior designer’s work should be reflective of one’s culture.

Lilia De Jesus: An interior designer must be attuned to the various factors that affect the way we live such as cultural and social change as well as economics and must acknowledge the value of new local materials and innovations that advocate Filipino skill and talent.

Michael Pizarro: Attitude must be valued more than trends. Motivation for design should be more central to his process rather than what’s popular. Believe in identity, integrity and character. Filipinos have a lot of this. In finding our identity, our character, and embracing it, is the very soul of interior design. 

Leo Almeria:Look back to the past in pursuit of the future. The key to attain the real potential of Filipino design lies in understanding the legacy of Filipino design. Travel frequently, read more, and incorporate the products and materials that we have around the Philippines.

Chat Fores:Set yoursights on the global without losing touch of your roots. Whether one’s design seeks to embody Spanish, Japanese, or American influences,it is important to incorporate Filipino elements. It is in this way that the future of Filipino design can become truly unique and eclectic.

The 24th WORLDBEX is happening on March 13 -17, 10:00am – 8:00pm at the World Trade Center Metro Manila and the SMX Convention Center Manila. For more info, go to, call (02) 656-92-39, or email You may also follow @worldbex on Facebook and Instagram

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