The millennial tradition of working with rattan meets contemporary design in the design of the Lukis armchair signed by the Indonesian Abie Abdillah.
It is an unprecedented interpretation of the artisanal techniques of Southeast Asia that today knows a renewed eco-sustainable awareness. The rattan, in fact, grows rather quickly, can be used in all its parts and to model it, the heat of the steam is sufficient. If this material defines the seat and back of Lukis, the structure of the armchair is, instead, made of rubberwood, the wood of the tree from which the rubber is extracted. The result is a piece of furniture, for indoor, characterized by a precise and regular intertwining handcrafted,
The finishes specified below refer to the removable cushion that can be made in the following fabrics: Canvas, Laser J, Umami and Umami 3.
I have a strong passion to explore my designs using rattan material started from my college years and still working with it ever since. The reason why I chose rattan is because rattan is actually a material that originally from Indonesia, where more than 80% of the worldwide needs are from the country own resources. But yet, despite all the prospects, unfortunately our rattan industries here are facing significant challenges. Due to the lack of interest by the consumers to use rattan furniture that partly caused by the consideration that rattan material is a classic material and there were lack of furniture design developments using rattan for the past few decades as well. Considering the situations, I try to create some contemporary look of rattan designs, to give options and attract people to know more about the material and any possible explorations and applications, and hopefully could make them choose rattan furnitures to be putted on their houses and thus, make our rattan industry here revived again.