by Yuni Jie
THE VOYAGE OF BORNEO
The Colours of Indonesia
Educated at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, and Pratt Institute, New York, Yuni Jie is an acclaimed Indonesian interior and product designer, celebrated for her casual and refined style. Yuni has earned multiple honours – she was a finalist in the international Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year award held by the British Council, a style icon for Elle Decor Indonesia, Woman of the Year 2016 for Herworld magazine and was part of Indonesia Beautiful Women 2018 for High End Magazine. Aside from her career as an independent designer and running Jie Design, Yuni co-founded One Fine Sky, a charity organisation focusing on empowering children to continue their education.
The Mystical Borneo
Yuni Jie's work is recognised for a timeless design philosophy, where her approach transcends trends and current fashion. She believes in the spirit of modernity, in which the essence of function and precision speaks for itself. She applies this very philosophy to her master suite design for the Maison 12 project. With Roland Adam, Prasetio Budhi, and Sammy Hendramianto by her side, Yuni draws inspiration from local sensibilities and amalgamates it with modern design. "For this exhibition, I'm putting forward my signature casual-elegance style," Yuni said. In line with the exhibition’s theme, Yuni draws from Borneo as a source of ethnic inspiration for the two-bedroom apartment show unit. A customized multi-panel carpet with a characteristic Borneo pattern is the result of a special collaboration with artist Sandy Karman, while neutral earth tone colours are splashed over a range of materials, from wood to marble, breathing sophistication into the comfort of a warm space.