Friday, December 18, 2015

Real Living launches its RL Style Talks, A series of panel discussion on design with industry experts

Co-presented by Wilcon Depot and GMA News TV's Home Base, to kick-off the start of Season 14 of the popular home-related series, the first of the RL Style Talks series gathered three industry experts that discussed Modern Filipino design and examined how the nation's growing list of renowed architects, interior designers, and furniture makers were helping revolutionize the Filipino design aesthetic today. The panelists were and furniture designer and design educator Wilan Dayrit, designer Grace Morales, and James Razo.

Associate Publisher of Real Living Magazine, Tom Castaneda with Rachelle Medina and Home Base producer Marnie Manicad. 
Tom Castaneda with James Razo, Grace Morales and Wilan Dayrit. 

"At Home Base we featured a lot of Filipino inspired homes. And going into the next level, we also aired stories about modern Filipino homes, by Architect Royal Pineda and Budji Layug. In line with this, we feel that Home Base allows its viewers to embrace not only the Filipino designs but our indigenous materials as well," said Marnie Manicad, Executive Producer and Director of GMA News TV's Home Base.

"Bright newcomers like our featured panelists are doing their part to make sure the Philippines continues to earn acclaim locallyand internationally as a design hub. Our RL Style Talks program will celebrate Filipino artistry and design at its best, offering further evidence of the Philippines' growing influence as a design authority," says Real Living's associate publisher Tom Castaneda.

Real Living aims to celebrate the nation's growing status as a design hub by launching its RL Style Talks program, a seties of special panel discussions on the state of design in the Philippines.

"Wilcon has laid a firm foundation in the industry for almost four decades now with the help of our industry and media partners. Having started a partnership with Homebase three years ago and with Real Living last year, Wilcon is looking forward to more years of continuous synergy in informing and bringing clients the newest and best products and services in the market," says Rosemarie Ong, COO of Wilcon.

"RL Talks is an opportunity for our readers and viewers to get to learn about the secrets of design in an attainable and easy-to-understand way," says Rachelle Medina, editor-in-chief of Real Living. "It's a chance to know how our designers think and work, and also how trends and styles are created."

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