DENNY R PRIYATNA
Denny R. Priyatna is an Indonesian product and furniture designer. He graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology and then completed a Masters at Central Saint Martins in the United Kingdom. He previously worked for several companies, including an internship at Paul Cocksedge Studio in London. His own works have won some competitions, been exhibited internationally, and been featured in well known magazines such as Wallpaper* UK and Design Anthology Hong Kong. In 2014, Denny was selected as one of the six Rising Asian Talents, representing Indonesia, at Maison & Object Asia in Singapore. Recently, his works had also been exhibited and purchased by a museum in Nantou, Taiwan.
The structure of PONO is inspired by the shape and the skeleton of Orangutan (Latin name: Pongo). The forests in Indonesia where Orangutans live are being cut down, burned, and used for other developments. As a result, both Orangutans and their homes are quickly disappearing. Using rattan that also grows in Indonesia, PONO is designed not only to be functioned as a chair but also as a tribute to Orangutans and their homes. It aims to raise awareness of endangered species in Asia
Some people think that direct light is distracting while the others think that it is attracting because its illumination and shadow. I want to create a lamp that can facilitate both of these needs. The basic sketch of Apolite is formed of curved lines without any volume or thickness. Rattan and iron are chosen to represent the character of each line. The user can choose whether want to show the shadow or not by changing the bulb. Clear bulb makes the shadow visible, while frosted bulb makes the shadow invisible or blur.