by Agam Riadi
THE SOUL OF JAVA
The Colour of Indonesia
"When working on an interior design project, I classify the requirements naturally based on the client's uniqueness, aesthetic, economic and necessity values," explains Agam Riadi when opening the conversation. The founder of Mentari Dimensi Asia Design firm since 1995 finds his job tobe very enjoyable, even more so when lifestyle aspect coalesce with the values. "It's like savouring a never-ending cycle of creative process," he continues.
He believes his design strength is a combination of past romanticism and modern spirit that offer a new energy. A well-balanced cultivation of interior elements and tasteful materials that create a fresh and warm look.
This design style also carries through this year's The Colours of Indonesia. Together with Anita Boentarman, Joke Roos, Shirlet Gouw, and Vivianne Faye, Agam designs a three-bedroom apartment unit. The five designers agreed to compose a home with Javanese infused style based on each designer's character. In this vertical home, Agam work his magic into the foyer and library areas with heavy classical tone. "Its fineness is glorified by Yogyakarta ethnic elements and detailings that sync with the overall space and highlight the desired 'Soul of Java' concept," end Agam Riadi.