Innovate, Collaborate: The Manila Interior Design Summit Returns

Explore collaborative design's pivotal role in shaping tomorrow's spaces with design visionary Lyndon Neri, cultural innovator Jonathan Matti, hospitality design leader Benjamin Stevenson, and more on July 18-20, 2024

Words Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID)
Images Manila Interior Design Summit 2024
Editing The Kanto team

Collaboration, not competition

The future of design relies on dynamic collaboration. As the industry evolves, uniting diverse minds and skills is not just beneficial—it’s essential.

The Manila Interior Design Summit 2024, themed “A Festival of Collaboration,” is set to be the premier event where interior designers, architects, and design industry leaders come together to celebrate and harness the power of collaboration. The event is scheduled for July 18-20, 2024, at The Playground, Bench Tower, Bonifacio Global City. Hosted by the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID), the nationally recognized professional organization for the interior design industry in the Philippines, this three-day event promises to inspire, educate, and connect.

What to expect

  • Insightful talks: Engage with industry leaders as they share their expertise on collaborative design and innovation.
  • Hands-on workshops: Participate in interactive sessions to develop practical skills and explore new design methodologies.
  • Panel discussions: Join thought-provoking discussions on the future of design, sustainability, and technology.
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with peers, industry leaders, and potential collaborators during luncheons and dinners.

Our esteemed speakers

  • Lyndon Neri: Co-founder of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office with Rosanna Hu, celebrated for blending architecture, interior design, and product design. Neri’s projects resonate culturally and contextually, integrating overlapping design disciplines and fostering a critical paradigm in architecture. His research-driven approach ensures each project addresses its unique contextual issues. Neri holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard University and has worked with renowned firms like Michael Graves & Associates and The Architects Collaborative.
  • Jonathan Matti: Known for his sophisticated design style and deep passion for Filipino culture, Jonathan Matti promotes Filipino artisanship and fosters a vibrant cultural community. His collaboration with British design firm De Gournay resulted in bespoke wallpaper panels inspired by 19th-century Manila and Philippine flora and fauna.
  • Benjamin Stevenson: A Senior Interior Designer at Foster + Partners, Stevenson has contributed significantly to hospitality, commercial, and residential design. He holds a Master of Interior Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and has overseen notable projects like the Murray Hotel in Hong Kong and the new headquarters for Bench Philippines.
  • Alvin Tjitrowirjo: Indonesia’s leading designer, blending traditional and contemporary styles. After founding AlvinT in 2006, he gained international recognition for his innovative furniture designs that communicate Indonesian culture’s playful and vibrant personalities. His work has been featured in exhibitions like Maison et Objet in Paris and Salone Del Mobile in Milan.
  • Kezia Karin: Founder of Kezia Karin Studio, known for bespoke, high-end projects in residential, luxury offices, hospitality, and premium restaurants. Karin’s designs are marked by precision and innovation, transforming spaces and earning numerous accolades.
  • Vignesh Kaushik: Gensler’s Design Technology Director, driving digital transformation in design. Kaushik leads innovation with AI, machine learning, and BIM, focusing on mixed-use, retail, hospitality, sports, and workplace projects across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Greater China.
Kanto Manila Interior Design Summit 2024

Forming empowered designers

The Manila Interior Design Summit 2024 also celebrates the Philippines’ vibrant design community. It showcases the country’s rich design heritage and its growing influence on the global stage. The event underscores the importance of fostering local talent and supporting the development of a collaborative design ecosystem.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be at the forefront of the discourse on design innovation. Secure your spot at the Manila Interior Design Summit 2024 now and be part of a movement that empowers designers who value culture, innovation, and empathy. •


Tickets are available at PIID website, or you can secure festival passes by emailing PIID at

Non-members: PHP 6,000
– Self-directed CPD points
– Access to all festivals, participant’s showroom tour and event
– Access to symposium with kit provided

PIID Member: PHP 5,000
– Earn GMM and CPD points
– Access to all festivals, participant’s showroom tour and event
– Access to symposium with kit provided

Students: PHP 2,000
– Access to all festivals, participant’s showroom tour and event
– Access to symposium with kit provided
– Student ID required for symposium registration

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