Products of Indo

Woodcarving On A Different Level 

Embarking on a journey to Indonesia years ago, I sought hand-carved architectural elements for a California custom home project. What I discovered in the heart of Indonesia left me enchanted and deeply inspired. While I had my share of marveling exquisite woodwork in French chateaus and antique furniture, nothing quite prepared me for the breathtaking artistry of woodcarving in Indonesia. Picture for a moment wall-sized panels intricately carved three to four layers deep, forming detailed 3D images that unfold stories like the pages of a book. That trip was the beginning of my love affair with Indonesian woodcarving, and when the time came to design our furniture line, I knew exactly where to turn: JAVA.

Our nightstands are crafted by skilled artisans from a small town on the north coast of Java, near Mount Muria. Woodcarving has been a cherished tradition there since the 16th century. Teak, the most prized tropical hardwood in Java, was an obvious choice for us. Renowned for its natural oil content, teak boasts exceptional resistance to weather, fungi, rot, mildew, and insects – ideal for furniture, especially in tropical or oceanside settings where moisture can pose a challenge. With simple care, a piece of teak furniture becomes a lifetime companion.

While teak has a lengthy growth cycle of 35 to 50 years, raising concerns about sustainability, our commitment to responsible sourcing is unwavering. The teak used in our collection comes from government-controlled plantations on Java. Strictly regulated by Perum Perhutani, a government body overseeing the size, age, and number of trees harvested annually, these plantations adhere to a comprehensive sustainable replanting program across Indonesia.

We invite you to relish in these beautifully artisan-crafted pieces, knowing that your choice contributes to preserving this timeless art form for future generations.

Infuse the Essence of Bali Into Your Home 

Experience the unhurried artistry of the Dipalu collection, inspired by the serene pace of life on the enchanting island of Bali. Here, where time seems to slow down, the fine sandy beaches glisten in the sun, the temples inspire, nature captivates, and the overall vibe is beautifully bohemian.

Taking cues from Bali's zen ambiance and organic allure, we present the Dipalu collection – a whimsical and organically shaped ensemble. Each piece, adorned with a hand-chiseled hammered texture, effortlessly complement a diverse range of design aesthetics.

Crafted by a third-generation woodcarver in Ubud, using time-honored Balinese methods and tools, this collection showcases the warm honey tones and stunning marble-like grains of suar wood. The sturdiness and durability of this wood add an extra layer of quality to our designs, and we take pride in its highly sustainable nature.

Elevate your space with the Dipalu collection, where craftsmanship meets whimsical, ageless design that seamlessly fits into any home decor theme. Care for these pieces is as simple as their beauty. A wipe with a slightly damp cloth keeps them dust-free, and, like most wood furniture, it's wise to avoid exposure to harsh sunlight or chemicals.


Let's clarify the distinctions among three often confused terms, beginning with "wicker," which refers to a weaving process rather than a specific material. Wicker furniture is intricately woven from a variety of natural materials, including sea grasses, reed, rattan, cane, and bamboo.

Now, to differentiate between bamboo and rattan. Although they may be mistaken for one another, they are distinct materials. Bamboo, characterized by its hollow core, is a giant grass. On the other hand, rattan is derived from rattan palms, specifically lianas—long-stemmed woody climbing vines. Rattan vines boast remarkable durability, flexibility, and solid cores, making them exceptionally suitable for crafting lightweight yet enduring furniture. The malleability of rattan allows skilled artisans to shape it into intricate curves and swirls.

The versatility and timeless, casual elegance of rattan make it an ideal choice for various settings. Its natural aesthetic exudes an effortless charm, infusing warmth with a touch of the tropics—an inviting combination for creating a sanctuary. Whether used in a light and airy beach house, a cozy cottage bungalow, or to evoke the perfect retro vibe in a midcentury modern setting, rattan seamlessly complements diverse design preferences.

While rattan's adaptability enhances its appeal, it's essential to protect it from prolonged exposure to sun and rain. Outdoors, covering rattan furniture when not in use helps prevent sun bleaching. Additionally, as mold can develop on natural rattan if left wet, it's advisable to wipe the furniture dry. For prolonged enjoyment, keeping rattan indoors is key to its longevity.