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Marina Tatshani Rabadon II

Country: Phillippines
Course: Interior Design
Program: Short Course
Period: May 2, 2022 – July 22, 2022

I am Shani and I am an industrial designer by profession focusing on furniture design. In my first 3 years working in the furniture industry, I was able to work with a lot of interior designers, hence, I wanted to also be able to design my own space. Art and design plays a huge role in my life. I always enjoy being surrounded with various artworks and creative people.

Aug. 19, 2022 | Posted in Reports, Interior Design , | Tags:, Reporter: Marina Tatshani Rabadon II | Course: Interior Design

Interior Design Short Course (n.9)

Interior Design blogThis week I started first with my window display for the jewelry shop. My inspiration came from how storks were believed to bring babies in bags of blankets, but instead of babies, they’re carrying jewelry as gifts.
Interior Design blogI then went inside to design the main counter table. It’s a custom table with glass on top for jewelries to be displayed. I added wooden slats on the side as an accent design. I also added a light fixture to easily visualize more how I want it to look.
Interior Design blogProfessor Bicci gave me the freedom to create an accent wall. I came up with the idea of having the wooden slats to pair it with the table. I also changed the light fixture which I think looks better.
Interior Design blogI slowly filled up the space with jewelry displays. Professor Bicci talked about how there isn’t much to put inside a jewelry shop so I have to be creative on how I want it to be displayed. I have a hanging display by the entrance which also serves as an accent light. I have a glass dome table in the middle which I got the idea from Beauty and the Beast. I also added full length display on the wall.
Interior Design blogThis week was unbelievably a hot summer week in Firenze. I wanted to take a quick dip in the ocean but there isn’t in Firenze. Luckily I discovered Viareggio which is an hour and a half away from Firenze. It reminded me of how California beaches look like.
Interior Design blogMe and my flatmate enjoying our quick beach trip. We were so happy because it suddenly became cloudy when we got to Viareggio.
Interior Design blogStrolling around Viareggio, I discovered that it’s famous because they have the 2nd largest carnival right after Venice. I personally enjoyed how their architectural facades looks different from the average Italian exteriors.
Interior Design blogThis week I had a seafood carbonara which is by far my top 1 among all the pastas I’ve tried in Italy. It was unusual to me that seafood carbonara existed. It was really delicious and I hope I could try one again.


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