Origanally from North Sumatra, Indonesia, Budiman went on to finished his degree in three dimensional design at Robert Gordon University, Scotland, UK. After graduating, he worked for a design company, John Hardy in Bali. While there, he was experimenting with varius materials and processes on projects in Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. In 2008, Budiman launched his own brand, ONG CEN KUANG, focussing on cutomised design and fabrication. A big part of influences in his design are his childhood memories. Symmetrical shapes and repetition becoming his unique style in designing. Budiman believes all materials can be harnessed to its maximum potential. One of his exciting project is ‘A Walk in A Forest’ it derived from oriental art, in his opinion, various culture in Asian art and craft use layering techniques, adapting this concept, Budiman has created a modular bar system which is brilliant.
Mondrian inspired store fit out, juxtaposition of line and solid block, used as two modules through out.
The starting point for this project is the building itself. I took the liberty of using the strong angle of wooden beam on the structure and apply them to the interior element, i.e, the chairs, which complimented by of course the main concept, stone cuts and jewel drops. All parts are kept as pure and simple as possible, introducing a unlikely but strong married of white fiber and clear glass, complimented by purposeful warm colored thin later of teak wood
The concept for this project derived from oriental art. If we look at the Asian folk art, we will find similar technique of layering, I.e. the Japanese cut art, the Chinese mask and even the one that close to home, the shadow puppet a.k.a wayang kulit. It a wonderful platform to work from, by combining this with current technology with LED lighting and a simple white color surfaces to disperse and reflect the light color we have a magical recipe.
This bar is placed in an iconic view, thus the story line inside the shadow box in front of the bar will have to be equally powerful and along come the idea of ‘walking on the forest’. We are drawn right away to the idea of having lots of animal in the mixed within the forest idea on the riverbank and mountain backdrop.
This a modular system bar and can be adjusted to accommodate need of my client. It has 8 shadow boxes that could be configured in to a single large bar or a few smaller units.
Location of the bar: Tirtha Bridal Uluwatu.