Category Archives: Art

Furniture Product: Pranoto Mongso Chairs

13th Anniv_Pranpoto Mongso Chairs-1 (Copy)

Chairs of Flair

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Levendig Doc.

In line with a commitment to preserve the nation’s heritage, Levendig includes visual elements of Indonesian culture in each of its innovations. In doing so, the interior design and-architecture firm allows its products to stand out with an internationally competitive edge. One of Levendig’s efforts to globally introduce Indonesian culture is by showcasing the designs of 12 chairs that feature 12 batik patterns unique to cities across Java, in a collection called “Pranoto Mongso”.

13th Anniv_Pranpoto Mongso Chairs-2 (Copy)

This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (13th Anniversary Edition) in 2016.

Advertisements

Dehli Art Gallery, Mumbai, India

13th Anniv_Delhi Art Gallery-1 (Copy)

Balancing Conservation and the Contemporary

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Deepshikha Jain

The Delhi Art Gallery is an endeavor to create a simplistic space to retail the best of contemporary art in India, while positioning itself as part of the new Indian Contemporary Art Retail Paradigm. Morphogenesis faced a new kind of challenge when taking on the restoration of the century old building Delhi Art Gallery in Mumbai, India. The firm employed an adaptive reuse philosophy for restoring the heritage building. The four-storey structure, which was built more than a century ago, now offers a mesmerising balance of conservation and the contemporary.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

This article was published in the Indonesia Design magazine (13th Anniversary Edition) in 2016.

Interview: Rachmad Priyandoko

id-77_designer-rachmad-priyandoko-1-copy

Scratch Attack

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Rachmad Priyandoko Doc.

While “scribble” is not a new term in drawing, there are those not yet in the know. However, the young artist Rachmad Priyandoko is trying to spread the virus of the technique through social media. As a result, more creative names have recently emerged to make Surabaya more lively and colourful.

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

Profile: Sudarman Angir

id-77_up-close-sudarman-angir-1-copy

A Visual Vocabulary of Experimental Journey

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono & Sudarman Angir

If photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation, as Henri Cartier Bresson once observed. The sentiment is shared by Sudarman Angir, one of Indonesia’s best sketchers. Propelled by a love of architecture and heritage sites, the Surabaya-based artist has crafted works that stem from the meditation that he does on location to develop his experimental visual art.

id-77_up-close-sudarman-angir-2-copy

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

Interview: Joshua Alpha Buana from Architec Graphic Boutique

id-77_designer-joshua-alpha-buana-1-copy

Lost on the Right Track

Interview by Anton Adianto | Photo by Architec Graphic Boutique Doc.

Meet Joshua Alpha Buana, an architecture graduate who has made a name for himself in graphic design that’s known in Surabaya and beyond. Through his graphic design consulting bureau Architec Graphic Boutique, Joshua has won various prestigious design awards and handled large projects across the archipelago – mostly due to his hard work, as well as a depth of understanding about the connections between design and art.

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

Profile: LK Bing

id-77_up-close-lk-bing-1-copy

An Atmosphere of Artistic Spontaneity

Story by Anton Adianto | Photo by Bagus Tri Laksono & LK Bing (Soekandi)

LK Bing, also known as Soekandi, is one of the most talented urban sketchers to hail from Surabaya. “Only in spontaneity can we be who we truly are,” says Bing, quoting the famed guitarist John McLaughlin. Bing himself has a reputation for crafting spontaneous masterpieces that appear haphazard–but that also capture an atmosphere to tell a beautiful tale.

id-77_up-close-lk-bing-2-copy

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

A Story of Movie Posters

144-147-design-on-film_76-1-copy

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.

144-147-design-on-film_76-2-copy

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