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Lukis Chair

c. 2016

by Abie Abdillah
for Cappellini

Lukis Chair

by Abie Abdillah
for  Cappellini

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Indone­sian designer Abie Abdil­lah marries the centuries-old tradi­tion of rattan crafts­man­ship with contem­po­rary design to create the Lukis armchair. In the inter­est of bring­ing aware­ness to eco-sustain­abil­ity, Abdil­lah’s use of ratan is ideal as it can be used in its entirety, grows quickly, and is shapable with hot steam. As a result, Lukis is an unprece­dented rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of these arti­sanal tech­niques from South-East Asia.

Rattan makes up the distinc­tive inter­wo­ven seat and back­rest with a frame from solid rubber­wood from the Rubber­wood tree. This blend­ing of elements with the effect of hand-woven preci­sion, clean­li­ness, and accu­racy of execu­tion is a testa­ment to the design, as they might lead one to believe the product was made by sophis­ti­cated high-tech machinery.

The seat of the Lukis armchair is avail­able in a natural finish, with legs stained in matte blue or matte black. A slender chair version is also avail­able; the seat cushion has a fixed cover for both the Chair and armchair.


Abie Abdillah


Abie Abdallah is an emerging Indonesian designer passionate about utilizing natural materials such as rattan and teak wood. For Abdillah, Abdillah rattan as a medium epitomizes the meeting point between tradition and his ability to revolutionize his relationship with his origins and materials to find a fresh, contemporary vision. Ultimately he revisits the traditional medium presenting it with a high-quality design for a modern lifestyle, as seen in the Lukis chair for Cappellini. Abdallah has gained recognition for his works thanks to numerous awards and publications and founded his studio called "studiohiji," based in Tangerang, Jakarta.

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