The Colour of Indonesia
THE SOUL OF JAVA
by Anita Boentarman
Graduate from Architecture major at University of Indonesia did not stop Anita Boentarman from pursuing Interior Design study at New England Schoo of Art and Design in Boston. Her love in seeking konwledge is matched by her passion to impart it. A lecturer at her alma mater, in 1999 Anita founded MILLENIA Furniture and Design with Credentials in residentials, commercials to hospitality projects.
Her two previous designs for The Colours of Indonesia establish Anita as a designer with historical flare. A signature mix of Modern Contemporary style and embellishment of interior elements steep in national cultural heritage.
In her collaboration with Agam Riadi, Joke Roos, Shirley Gouw, and Vivianne Faye in designing a three-bedroom apartmen unit, Anita is assigned to the family room. "I take this opportunity to use Batik Solo as my inspiration. I want to pay a tribute to Go Tik Swan Batik from Solo," she explains. Taking the application to a new level, Anita creatively combines the historical material with classic Peranakan design. Creating unexpecxted design suprises that delicately flow in her elegant design.