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RI’s mushroom watches aim to conquer European market

  • Asmara Wreksono

    The Jakarta Post

Paris   /   Tue, September 10 2019   /  12:24 am
Creative collections: PALA Nusantara offers a vegan-friendly artisanal collection of watches (left) made from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, while UMA Designs presents whimsical marble-pattern resin and metal home decor pieces.(JP/Asmara Wreksono)(left) made from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, while UMA Designs presents whimsical marble-pattern resin and metal home decor pieces.(JP/Asmara Wreksono)

Creative collections: PALA Nusantara offers a vegan-friendly artisanal collection of watches (left) made from mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, while UMA Designs presents whimsical marble-pattern resin and metal home decor pieces.(JP/Asmara Wreksono)At a glance, PALA Nusantara’s watches may come across as edgy fashion products with strong Japanese aesthetics. The minimalist and clean look of the designs are not the only features offered, as the watches are also claimed to be eco-friendly. “We do claim our products are the first eco-friendly watches in the world because aside from its machine, the materials are very environmentally friendly and can be naturally decomposed,” said Ashni Sastrosubroto of PALA
Nusantara. As one of the 24 Indonesian brands selected to showcase their works in the 2019 Maison&Objet exhibition under the IDentities initiative by th...