Written by Romeo Catap Jr, BS-ID faculty
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s Industrial Design program, the school’s pioneer design and arts course, will launch a collaborative exhibit entitled EXTRAORDINARY, which will be held on September 18-21, 2017 at the SM Aura Premier Atrium. The showcase features select product from outputs exhibiting novelty, technology, advocacy, materials, lighting, to furniture designs, all conceptualized and developed by faculty, alumni, and students, coming from their respective courses and professions.
The event invites schools, design enthusiasts, learners, and practitioners on its launch date on September 18 at 6 pm. The showcase will also feature innovations on the program such as its curriculum’s internationalization thrusts, advancement programs for its faculty, and linkages such as Walt Disney Philippines, CITEM, Manila FAME, to name a few. The launch will also welcome guests from the School of Architecture and Design of Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Thailand.
The program is spearheaded by Kenneth Cobonpue as Senior Industry Fellow, and Mary Florence Lei Nobleza as Chairperson. The Industrial Design program has innovated and established the school of design and arts of Benilde since its inception in 1991 and is now gearing towards an international-based curriculum come the school year 2018.
To know more about the event and the program, you may visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BenildeIndustrialDesign/, the events group at bit.ly/IDeXtraOrdinary, and its Instagram Page at https://www.instagram.com/benildeindustrialdesign. The event is a proud partner of WhenInManila.com.