Designs for Assisted Living in ‘Interior Motives’

This Saturday (September 29) on “Interior Motives”, Angel Aquino will show how interior design is used as a tool for giving disabled people comfort and safety.

As part of the 45th anniversary of the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID), they presented an interior design exhibit on assisted living titled, “Gabay: Dibuhong Umaakay”.

“The entire exhibiting class was divided into 4 galleries – Dinig, Tanaw, Galaw, Tindig,” said Jie Pambid, dean of PSID. “We are hoping that through this exhibit, people will be more aware of the needs of people with disability,” he added.

Two halls will be assessed; the Tindig and the Dinig hall. During Angel’s visit to the latter, she will talk to Patricia Gomez, the designer of the den designed especially for the hearing-impaired. They have customized everything to make it suitable for those who can’t hear from the walls to the chairs. “The brick walls have acoustic purposes and we have designed the chair for the needs of the deaf,” said Patricia.

The Tindig hall meanwhile, designed by Jason Dela Peña for the orthopedically challenged is designed and measured specifically to accommodate a wheel chair. “Everything here is custom-made to ensure ease of use and mobility for the client like the sofa that’s sturdy enough to allow ease of transfer from the wheelchair and vice versa. Everything is also within reach,” said Jason.

To find out more about the designs and the other halls, watch “Interior Motives” with host Angel Aquino this Saturday (September 29) at 7:00 p.m. on the Lifestyle Network. The channel is aired on SkyCable channel 52. For programming schedules and updates, like their Facebook page at

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