Yurita Puji Agustiani was born in Bandung, Indonesia, 19 August 1985. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from University Catholic Parahyagan (UNPAR), Bandung, and a Master’s degree in Gas Management from University Indonesia (UI), Jakarta. She has also attended designer’s schools Intermodel in Bandung and Estrelita in Jakarta. She founded her brand in 2009.
"For this season I am working with ASPPUK and TFCA, two organizations in Indonesia that work with Indonesian weavers in the small Indonesian village of Kapuas Hulu, Kalimantan. We work together to assist the weavers in using natural dye from natural resources to make eco-friendly fashion products.
We also work closely with Gallery of Indonesia, who supports us in promoting Indonesian traditional fabric with a mission to preserve Indonesian traditions and help increase the economy of the weavers who live in small villages.
My collections use Indonesian traditional ikat fabric: Tenun Dayak from Kalimantan, Songket from Sumatra, and Noken from Papua. Women weavers in small villages make all the fabrics. I dedicate my collection to them—it is a celebration of their hard work and passion."
Visit the Website: WWW.YURITAPUJI.COM
Indonesian-born product designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo has built a solid and respectable career over the last couple of years. He has distinguished himself from the rest by remaining truthful to the place from whence he came. His choice of materials and his involvement in the preservation of local heritage reflect his love and respect toward the Indonesian tradition. Beyond that, his breadth of work shows that design is more than mere ornamentation; that it can be an integral, interactive part of people's lives.
Initially graduating from RMIT University in Australia, Alvin Tjitrowirjo has always had a penchant for art and design, stretching back to his primary school years, when he was a budding car enthusiast.
Placing a strong importance on creating a distinct brand of Indonesian design that draws from the country's centuries old love of art and by utilizing local artisans and craftsmen, Alvin has since continued to spread his influence on the local design scene. Alvin is now firmly based in Jakarta, continuously building and expanding his furniture brand alvinT and leading his design firm alvinT Studio.
Visit the Website: www.alvin-t.com
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