Jakarta Vintage

Art Stage Jakarta 2016 – Where Art Meets and Connects

Told you August is an artful month! Another event I happily (and very honored) to be a part of is Art Stage Jakarta earlier this month. This is Indonesia’s very first boutique art fair, thus it was an important event. The event was made possible due to the collaboration with Singapore’s Art Posters Gallery. I love collaborations, it connects us together, I always say, “why be alone when we can be together?”.

For Art Stage, I brought along the chairs I designed in collaboration with Svetlana Petrova of @fatcatart, Russia (who adds her super cute fat cat in famous paintings). I also brought along a three seater bench with an artwork taken from my second book, ADV (Art. Design. Vintage.)

Boy, how honored and humbled I am with this opportunity. Exhibiting your works to the art buyers and enthusiasts who come from around the world is something you wouldn’t get every day. Interacting with people who love what you do is such an exhilarating experience.Herewith, before ending this post, I’d like to thank dear friends of mine. Guillaume and Sean from Art Porters Gallery Singapore, for the opportunity and my constant supporter James for connecting us.Anyway though, here are pictures from the event! Do note that these pieces will be exhibited again in October 2016, at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore.

ARTMOSPHERE: Jalur Rempah and A Very Cute Fat Cat

August is the month of art! Which is why it’s an eventful month. In support of Bazaar Art Jakarta which will be held onAugust 24. Galeries Lafayette launched the Artmosphere, a series of artful activities including an exhibition, art installations, workshops, artsy merchandises, home décor and fashion items. I am also happy to say that I participated with good friends of mine as A.R.T Project (Abie, Rina, Lu(t)hfi). I had such a great time participating in this event, since Galeries Lafayette itself is the most fashionable department store from France!

For Artmosphere, I presented my Jalur Rempah Collection. It’s the collection I introduced back in October 2015 at the Museum Nasional Exhibition. However, this time I put a new twist to it! Expanding it to a brand new fashion line, making the prints into fun summer dresses, sarongs, etc. I had so much fun during the process.

Other than my Jalur Rempah Collection, I also introduced two new lounge chairs. Both chairs are a collaborative work between Jakarta Vintage and Svetlana Petrova a very talented artist from Russia. Sveta always puts her adorable fat cat named Zarathustra in all famous museum paintings, such as Da Vinci’s Monalisa! Her quirky and (very cute) fat cat won my heart.Svetlana also describes her art in ways that are out of the box. She explained that Mona Lisa was smiling because of the fat cat on her lap, Leonardo Da Vinci was reluctant to put the cat on the painting, and he intended to paint out the cat, but Mona Lisa still smiled! So Mona Lisa smiled because of the cute fat cat on her lap, it’s no longer a mystery.Below are the pictures from this very artful program, Meowww.

Bringing Along Mary, Teddy, and Ling Ling to Casa 2016… and New York!

Earlier in June, I joined the Casa 2016 event at Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place. This event has always been much anticipated, as it is one of the most premium interior design events in Jakarta. So, I am greatly honored to be a part of it again this year.

This time, I presented the Mary & Teddy designer fine porcelain tableware collection which made its debut at the MOZAIK event in March.  It is a fun and whimsical collection about a little girl named Mary who loves playing the piano, but got distracted by a pony named Teddy!

Alongside Mary & Teddy, I also brought along someone new. A girl named Ling Ling! She’s a sporty girl who I found at Pasar Taman Puring back in 2011. She’s a porcelain statuette of a badminton player. She radiates persistence and hard work, which are two things that I also believe in. Ling Ling collection consists of plates, pitcher, bowl, and tray.

Also, I am excited to announce that my collection will also be brought along to New York! Who would’ve thought my Mary & Teddy collection which was inspired by porcelain dolls I found in Pasar Cikapundung and Pasar Kebayoran Lama would end up in New York? Which is why I am very happy and very humbled, this collection will be available at NY NOW — a B2B event on handmade, home decor and style–  from August 20 until August 24. Come along if you’re in New York!

 Anyway, here are some more photos from the event! Peep through 😉