KALA 2021 Craftsmanship Overview


ABOUT KALA

KALA was founded by Mia and Elza Tedjosaputro, in May 2020. KALA provides high quality stylish home decor and accessories that highlight a few simple attainable changes towards an eco-friendly lifestyle. There is always an Indonesian touch ensuring we empower our craftsmen and promote Indonesian culture and craftsmanship. KALA’s specific design language is the use of natural materials and artisanal, with a sense of play of texture and product functionality. We are based in Indonesia and China.

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Merry Christmas from KALA family

These Christmas cards were designed by KALA team and was part of the multifunctional Card/Bauble/Natural soap, a card which lasts longer than the Christmas itself is our slogan 🙂 We turned the design into four fun puzzles.

Thank you for your support in 2021.

Have a jolly Christmas from KALA team, both in China and Indonesia (Mia & Matt Wallwork, Elza Tedjosaputro, Benyamin Kevin and Justin).


ABOUT KALA

KALA was founded by Mia and Elza Tedjosaputro, in May 2020. KALA provides high quality stylish home decor and accessories that highlight a few simple attainable changes towards an eco-friendly lifestyle. There is always an Indonesian touch ensuring we empower our craftsmen and promote Indonesian culture and craftsmanship. KALA’s specific design language is the use of natural materials and artisanal, with a sense of play of texture and product functionality. We are based in Indonesia and China.

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KALA Bamboo Lighting Fixtures_Part 1

A sneak preview of our bamboo lighting fixtures. Design by Mia and Jessica.


ABOUT KALA

KALA was founded by Mia and Elza Tedjosaputro, in May 2020. KALA provides high quality stylish home decor and accessories that highlight a few simple attainable changes towards an eco-friendly lifestyle. There is always an Indonesian touch ensuring we empower our craftsmen and promote Indonesian culture and craftsmanship. KALA’s specific design language is the use of natural materials and artisanal, with a sense of play of texture and product functionality. We are based in Indonesia and China.

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KALA Christmas 2021 specials

It is that time of the year again when we plan our Christmas specials, here is our carefully curated Christmas line. Everything is handmade by our artisans. My personal favourite is the multi-functional Christmas card/bauble/natural cold pressed soap.  A sneak preview on YouTube is as follow:

Also view Mia’s no-plastic Christmas tree’s structure from deadfalls:

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AIA Animal Shelter Design Submission

The Collapsible Bamboo Dog Kennel
The Collapsible Bamboo Dog Kennel design is an outcome of our outdoor life in Ningbo China. With a footprint of 500mmx760mm (550mm tall), it was designed to be 100% backpackable and has two pitching options (for outdoors, perfect for picnics or camping and for interior space) For outdoor use, it works similarly to tents but with a central bamboo pole as a column (Base 1 only) For interior use where knocking the pegs into the ground is not possible, Base 2 is also used in conjunction with Base 1 This collapsible bamboo structure is suitable for smaller sizes of dog, X­Petite and Petite We took inspiration from nature and mother earth. by exploring the Fibonacci sequence computationally and elaborating it into our design which in turn creates interesting spatial qualities The low headspace can be used to store toys and food bowls With the paracord attachments. bamboo poles are can be replaced one at a time This also has a positive impact on a more sustainable product by promoting post sales maintenance Through this design we hope our fluffy companions will be able to enjoy outdoor life as much as we do

We did not win but here is the coverage article: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/N9Z-CZUC422DSZZBSdJuwg

Thank you AIA Shanghai!

Design by Ben and Mia (Aksen- China and Indonesia)

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