IDr. Kathleen P. Obcemea

The Principal Interior Designer and President of KPO Beyond Designs Co. established

in Manila. Although art, ambition, and an early interest in architecture ignited the

interest of Kathe’s design career, it was her spirited nature and approachable,

intuitive aesthetic that ultimately catapulted her to distinction as one of Manila’s

reliable interior designers for residential, commercial, and hospitality. She is also a

favorite go-to interior designer of property owners living abroad, providing them

with turn-key contracts.

Kathe earned her degrees in both Business and Interior Design, and with almost a

decade of industrial engineering work gave her the leverage in fulfilling her goals in

the interior design and project management fields. With much to offer she was

elected as a Board of Trustee of the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) for

two terms, focused on professional practice, designing and organizing CPD

programs. Appointed member of the Technical Career Progression and

Specialization Committee of the Board of Interior Design, for the ASEAN integration

movement under the Philippine Regulation Commission (PRC).

Her passion for designs and attention to details has lead her to doing projects in

Singapore, Guam, and Thailand. She is committed to shaping the design industry

and advocating for a more romantic and humanistic design thinking, respecting

the past and diversity of cultures. Redesigning the coldness of industrialism with the

poetry, fantasy and romance of different ages.