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Jakarta Post

Creative Smarts: Rattan Respect

  • Cemara Dinda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 18 2016   /  08:05 am

Courtesy of Sarrah SyarifaitualiyahAbie Abdillah’s passion for product design stems from simple childhood memories, including drawing and playing Lego. He also became familiar with rattan while growing up, with a couple of rattan chairs in the family home that were replicas of works by Japanese designer Isa Kunmochi.

He was enamored by the material. While a student at Bandung Institute of Technology, he went along on an excursion with a group of the university’s interior design students to the Yuzuru Yamakawa rattan factory in Cirebon.

“Well, I sort of included myself on that trip and I was the only product design student there,” he told The Jakarta Post at Italian Institute of Culture Jakarta, where his work was presented in “The Indonesian Creativity through the Triennale of Milan 2016 and the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Reflection and Proposal Exhibiti...