INTERIOR Design sophomores from the College of Fine Arts and Designs inspired a leading company in window designs to hold a national contest on window fashion after a successful campus-based tilt.

Philippine-based Hunter Douglas, an international company that produces window coverings and architectural products, was impressed by the 12 window entries of Thomasians in a campus contest it sponsored last August.

“We were expecting a student-level presentation but we received excellent outputs close to being professional,” said Christopher Cahilig, project head of the contest. “So we plan to hold a contest nationwide and we will still invite Thomasians as most of the excelling people in the interior design industry came from UST.”

The winners of the contest received cash prizes while 12 of the 37 entries were displayed at the Beato Angelico Gallery last Sept. 8 to 16.

The Indian-inspired A ‘Taj’ of India by Jadelyn Bassig, Patricia Ejercito, April Oliveros, Ycah Villena, and Ramchelle Ylade won first place; while Ahira Bow Window by Pauline Tatiana Custodio, Jadeline Ralleta, Shiel Taguba, Bianca Buenafa, and Crystal Alegre placed second.

The FuncDeSality Window by Jamie Reyes, Jennilyn Salazar, Hannah Ranes, Sharlene Dy, and Joy Ngo ranked third.

The winning pieces will be featured in home decor magazines such as Blueprint and Real Living, newspapers like the Manila Bulletin, and will be exhibited from Sept. 21 to 24 at the Philippine International Convention Center. K. J. R. Liu

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