Raised in Indonesia, Abie Abdillah is a young designer who focuses on the use of natural materials, in particular rattan.
For Abdillah, this 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.
As Abdillah explains: “The reason I’ve chosen rattan is because of its origins: 80% of the world’s supply comes from Indonesia. Nevertheless, despite all the prospects, the ratan industry in our contry faces significant challenges: consumer indifference. which is partly due to the idea that rattan is antiquated and also because there was a lack of high-quality design elements made with this material”.
For Cappellini, Abdillah has created the Lukis armchairs that embody the millenary tradition of manual rattan craftsmanship with the flair of the modern and contemporary lifestyle.