Tradition Meets Modern: Rattan Chair by Cappellini
Designer: Abie Abdillah, Studio Hiji
Lukis is a good example of how traditional materials and manufacturing methods can be used to create sustainable, new and contemporary furniture. The seat and wings are made using a steam-bending process, while the frame of the chair is made of rubberwood. This is another good example of sustainability. Until recently, the wood of the trees from which latex is tapped was left to rot unused because of its lifespan and growth cycle of about 30 years before it can be harvested.