by Joke Roos
THE SOUL OF JAVA
The Colour of Indonesia
"It has always been my passion to create function out of beauty," says Joke Roos. In her world she finds contentment in finding solutions that are functional, enchance the quality of life and the culture of people, and are aesthetically attractive. She thinks when those elements are combined, the gratifying feeling goes way beyond. "Having the honour to work on some really challenging projects, I am rest assurethat my heart belongs to interior design," she reveals. As alumni of Parahyangan University in Architecture major, Joke Roos made her ideal dream came true when she co-founded Studio Air Putih with her husband, fellow architect Denny Gondo.
She validates her expertise in Maison 12 Suite Apartment project alongside Agam Riadi, Anita Boentarman, Shirley Gouw, and Vivianne faye. For the three-bedroom apartment unit, she confess that her part in designing the kitchen and dining room to be a slight departure from her signature style. "I put two quite unique styles together, ethnic Javanese and Mid Century," she continues. The fusion is served in a modern and unpretentious packaging. Nevertheless, she maintains her design character which pinpoint elegant and timeless classic details.