Real Living launched its RL Style Talks: A series of panel discussions 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 renowned architects, interior designers, and furniture makers were helping revolutionize the Filipino design aesthetic today. The panelists were interior and furniture designer and design educator Wilan Dayrit, designer Grace Moslares, and James Razo.

"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 locally and 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 Castañeda.

Real Living aims to celebrate the nation's growing status as a design hub by launching its RL Style Talks program, a series 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 Style Talks is an opportunity for our readers and viewers to get to learn about the secrets of 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."

The talk was beyond inspiring because I seriously needed some motivation and eagerness especially because I was just starting in the real world. Also, it was nice being recognized by Tom Castaneda (because of the Match Contract Furniture event) and it was nice to see my former college professor outside the campus and in the design industry. Hi Sir Wilan! Idol na idol ko na po kayo :)

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P.S. Sorry for the very late blog post. The first RL Style Talks happened on Dec. 12, 2015. It took me this long to publish because I got very busy last December so I decided to publish on January instead. But then, on Jan. 2nd, I friggin' saw myself on TV and I waited for Homebase to upload the episode on their website so I could screenshot my face on tv but I guess they chose not to upload so here I am publishing this post.

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  1. Lucky you this seems like a really interesting meet up to go to!

    Meme x

  2. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

  3. I love design. I find inner design to be a very interesting field! I know I would enjoy seeing these style talks!