Swarovski: A Legacy to Continue

Story by Aulia R. Sungkar; Photos by Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in August-September 2018 edition of Indonesia Design It has been more 123 years since Daniel Swarovski invented a crystal-cutting machine with high precision in Tyrol, Austria. Fast forward, Swarovski has not only successfully maintained its family ownership for five generations, but the giant is known as one of the world’s market leaders in cut crystal for jewellery, decorative pieces, lighting and in … [Read more...]

A Versatile and Functional Home

Story by Aulia R. Sungkar; Photos by Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in June-July 2018 edition of Indonesia Design On one sunny day, Indonesia Design paid a visit to the residence of Ambassador Tan Hung Seng, Singapore Permanent Representative to ASEAN. The two-storey modern Art Deco inspired architecture has the comfort of its own, especially in its usable spaces and many corners where the ambassador and his spouse, Kayo Suzuki Tan, display their collections of artworks from various … [Read more...]

Bawah Reserve: Under Anambas’ Spell

Story by Dian Arthen Photos by Bawah Reserve Doc. & Lina Gan Originally published in August-September 2018 edition of Indonesia Design. Bawah Reserve in Anambas Islands offers visitors a chance to get in touch with nature in the most luxurious and sustainable ways possible. Located 150 nautical miles northeast of Batam Islands in the North Natuna Sea is Anambas Islands Regency, a small archipelago of Indonesia comprising of more than 200 islands. Due to its remote location, the … [Read more...]

Hendro S. Gondokusumo: On the Right Track

Interview by Aulia R. Sungkar Photos by Bagus Tri Laksono Originally published in the 14th anniversary edition of Indonesia Design,  Dec 2017 It has been more than four decades since Hendro S. Gondokusumo founded his property company in the early 1970s. He started his venture with construction of housing compound projects of Cilandak Garden Housing in South Jakarta and Darmo Satellite Town in Surabaya. Listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) since 1990, PT Intiland Development Tbk as t … [Read more...]