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AlvinT

History

Founded in 2006, alvinT is a Jakarta-based furniture design company that amalgamates Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage and artisanal approach with contemporary sensibilities. Authenticity remains the driving force behind our innovation. While we revere tradition, we would like our products to stand as a testament of character in an increasingly homogenized world. As much as design should be seen, it should also be felt. All of our products are hand-made by skilled local artisans because we believe in delivering honest products that inspire genuine engagement, transcending the tethers of trend and time.

Approach

We strive to stay true to our cultural values and roots and its values through contemporary design approach to preserve the culture and to keep them relevant to today’s society.

Culture

We hope to become the first and popular choice for discerning individuals with an appreciation toward Asian design sans the ethnic feel. We wish to exemplify the potential and excellence of Asian design on a global scale.

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Founder & Creative Director

Born in 1983, Alvin Tjitrowirjo is a graduate of RMIT University, Melbourne and IED European Design Labs where he obtained his Bachelor of Industrial Design and Master of Arts in Product Design respectively. In 2006, Alvin established his own furniture design company, alvinT, followed by a brief stint with world-renowned designer, Marcel Wanders in 2009. His work has been exhibited in various international exhibitions including Asian Star in Singapore, Asia Talents in Bangkok, Ambiente Messe Frankfurt and Salone del Mobile Milan.

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Featured Products:

New Age Luxury : AlvinT x Saniharto

The collection draws an alternative silhouette of what modern luxury is. An eclectic collection of pieces that displays detail and composition under a new light. Hints of mid century minimalism combined with classic inspired details portrays this new look, New Age Luxury.

The collection utilizes a selection of materials that defines luxury, such as solid wood, brass and marble.

The different design of each item creates depth into the collection and the amalgamation of inspiration creates a broad appeal that can make this collection suitable for a house in Jakarta, or a hotel in London or an apartment in New York

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TOTO Toja sanitary collection: AlvinT x TOTO

Taken from the ancient language of Sanskrit, the word ‘toja’, which means ‘water’, connotes fluidity, clarity and character.

The Toja series is an exploration of form and a statement of character. It is a comprehensive and versatile range that caters to the needs of modern, design-driven spaces.

Wangsa tea set : AlvinT x Jenggala

This is our first collaboration project with the beautiful hand made ceramic brand Jenggala. We applied the wangsa pattern which was inspired by a background pattern on a traditional batik cloth from Central Java onto Jenggala’s Bruka collection to give this set a uniquely modern feel while still bears a dash of Indonesian identity.

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Bamboo collections: AlvinT x FASA

AlvinT launches its first collaboration collection with FASA with the desire to pursue the divergent beauties that bamboo has to offer. Developing and exploring its natural beauty as a material and transform it into refined modern everyday products with AlvinT & FASA idiosyncratic style.

Individually handmade, each product displays a unique beauty of texture, tone, and shape that is distinctively bamboo, an ideology that AlvinT & FASA both respect.

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