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.
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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.