It has been quite a journey for a design magazine to survive this long. Indonesia Design is proud to celebrate its 14th anniversary this past December 20th, 2017. We celebrated this milestone by presenting awards to those who have made significant design contributions and accomplished great achievements in the country’s design scene.
In partnership with Raffles Jakarta, our 14th anniversary gala dinner occupied the hotel’s new Djakarta Room on the second floor. The space was adorned with flower decorations by Priscilla Kayo from Bstudio. Aside from creating unique table centrepieces using ceramic ware from Vivere and beautiful flowers, Priscilla also made a floral art installation that illuminated the foyer.
Prior to the dinner, Raffles Jakarta served beautiful canapés during the cocktail session, accompanied by a wine selection from The Peak Connoisseurs, Smirnoff, and limited-edition Guinness One Indonesia featuring designs by Darbotz and Ykha Amelz.
Around 180 esteemed guests attended, from famous designers such as Budi Lim, Yori Antar, Rinaldy A. Yunardi, Edward Hutabarat and Denny Wirawan; established developers; hoteliers; business owners; socialites; to diplomatic corps. Before the award session began, guests were entertained by Chroma String Quartet as they enjoyed delicious and creative three-course dinner prepared specially by Raffles Jakarta new Executive Chef Matias Ayala.
Each design element of the event was thoroughly planned and implemented, down to the food presentation. Chef Matias stepped up to the challenge of creating a dinner experience that includes traditional Indonesian dishes, and one where guests could alter the design of their own food. By dessert time, guests were anxious to know the winners of the Indonesia Design Best Design Award. We are very proud to have Sinta Tantra, a young and talented Indonesian artist to design not only our 14th anniversary front cover but also the award itself. The sculptural award was a collaboration with Malka and BNB Marble.
We also would like to thank all partners who made this celebration possible: Raffles Jakarta Hotel, Rifyo, Titanium, Vivere, The Peak Connoisseurs, Diageo Indonesia, Malka, BNB Marble, May & June, Priscilla Kayo of Bstudio and ISA Art Advisory. And special thank you for Amanjiwo, Nihi Sumba Resort, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort and Samsung for the amazing door prizes.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Indonesia Design Best Design Award 2017. Let’s all look forward to our next award ceremony.
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