Interview: Budi Kurniawan from BK Interior Design & Architectural Planning

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Extraordinary Talent

Interview by Anton Adianto |  Photo by Budi Kurniawan Doc.

Despite his youth, Budi Kurniawan has vision and evinces a unique character, solid thinking and decisiveness. Starting in design in 2001, Budi speaks eloquently with Indonesia Design about his creative ethos and works, which are known for their distinctive forms and strong concepts.

This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (77thEdition) in 2016.

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Interview: Budhi Harmunanto from BHA Architecture

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Local Wisdom

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono & BHA Architecture Doc.

As an architect with several mega-projects under his belt, Budhi Harmunanto saw his career take a unique turn after deciding to go back to his hometown and establish BHA Architecture in Surabaya. Since the beginning, Budhi has kept to a design philosophy stressing modern tropical architecture and focused on locality in every aspect of design. The result has been a distinct body of work that has garnered him a reputation as an architect steadfast in presenting his own style. He talks to Indonesia Design about why he strives to promote local wisdom, which many Indonesian designers are beginning to leave behind.

This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (77thEdition) in 2016.

BNB Showroom & Warehouse, Sidoarjo & Bogor

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Heart of Stone

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bian Niaga Batuan Doc. & Bagus Tri Laksono

Starting business 25 years ago by marketing marble and installing its products at construction projects, Bian Niaga Batuan or BNB, has evolved into a major player in the global marble and granite industry. In a class by itself; BNB has developed two buildings in Buduran and Gedangan in Sidoarjo, East Java, to better present its image. The buildings appear quite different from the showrooms or warehouses of the firm’s counterparts in the marble industry–and also feature elements of refined art in their design.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (77thEdition) in 2016.

A Story of Movie Posters

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That Thing You Drew

Story by Anton Adianto 

For many people, unwinding on the weekend with a good movie in a cozy cinema is a luxury that is guaranteed to wash away the fatigue and stress caused by their daily workloads. Stepping inside the theater building, moviegoers are immediately distracted by a wide selection of film posters. Posters are one of the most effective promotional tools for a film, usually created with bold designs and with a history that dates back almost a century.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (76thEdition) in 2016.

Health Product: Zerobody and NuRelax by Starpool

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Defying Gravity

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Starpool Doc.

To counter the hectic pace of modern life, an activity that can induce calmness as well as promote physical and mental health is everybody’s dream and practices. For example, yoga, spa relaxation, and meditation are increasingly popular these days for precisely that reason. Today, after extensive scientific studies, another modern method of relaxation has been introduced. Created to alleviate the pressures of our daily chores, Zerobody and NuRelax are the latest breakthrough products from Starpool.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (76thEdition) in 2016.

Villa Kerasan, Bali

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A Place to Call Home

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Villa Kerasan Doc.

Staying at a holiday haven in Bali that offers a comfortable stay amidst a scenic and serene surrounding is a luxury sought after by most. One of the most popular destinations in the island, Ubud beguiles visitors with its verdant terrain, spiritual atmosphere and relaxing tranquility. Earning its place as one of the best places to stay in Ubud is Villa Kerasan, a villa designed with the comfort and functionality of a home.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (76thEdition) in 2016.

Interview: Garth Simmons from AccorHotels

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Striving for Excellence

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono and AccorHotels Doc.

Since joining AccorHotels in 2007, he has occupied strategic positions in the business, including becoming the senior vice president in New Zealand, Pacific Island and Japan, and more recently Chief Operating Officer in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. His ability to maintain strong relations with owners and key tourism partners has made him one of the most revered leaders in the industry with an excellent 30-year reputation to boot. Garth Simmons talks about his tricks of the trade and opinions about the hospitality world in these three Southeast Asian countries, where AccorHotels has developed more than 130 hotels despite the tight competition.

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This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (76thEdition) in 2016.