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Viro introduces contemporary 'anyaman' in Art Jakarta 2018

Jessicha Valentina
Jessicha Valentina

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Fri, August 3, 2018  /  06:57 pm
Viro introduces contemporary 'anyaman' in Art Jakarta 2018

Green House by Maggie Joan pop-up restaurant during the 10th installment of Art Jakarta. (Viro/File)

Interior designer Kezia Karin says people frequently regard anyaman (traditional woven fabric) as old-fashioned or ethnic pieces.

But the opposite is true. The designer has teamed up with Larch Studio's landscaper Satya Putra and Viro, a company that produces eco-friendly faux material, to create the Green House by Maggie Joan pop-up restaurant for the 10th installment of Art Jakarta.

Located in The Grand Ballroom of Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place in South Jakarta, the restaurant features various anyaman ornaments, including animals, flowers and furniture, made out of the eco-faux materials.

Green House by Maggie Joan pop-up restaurant during the 10th installment of Art Jakarta.Green House by Maggie Joan pop-up restaurant during the 10th installment of Art Jakarta. (Viro/File)

The traditional elements were specifically designed to create a contemporary ambience.

Kezia chose pastel colors for the ornaments, following 2018 color trends.

“The colors need to be fresh,” she said during a media interview on Thursday, adding that cream and brown colors would make the ambience traditional.

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Kezia said that integrating Indonesian design did not mean using gebyok (Javanese wooden walls), ukiran (wood carvings) or batik everywhere.

She said that instead of putting up traditional ornaments, one could use techniques or philosophy.

Viro marketing manager Peter Mulyadi also said that anyaman was part of the Indonesian DNA.

He mentioned that international architects were also frequently inspired by Indonesian designs, particularly from Bali.

“Our anyaman was admired by many,” said Peter, adding that we needed to be proud of designers that promoted our own DNA. (kes)