My dream is to incorporate the concept of strong identity whereby represent by the culture and the races of Sarawak through expression of furniture design. As designer myself, I wished through design to create the little stories behind each design input to show the identity of kuchingites through creativity.
Furthermore, the inspiration came from the symbol of Borneo with one of its rare bird the hornbill where by it has been long existed in the process of founding of Sarawak.
- Overall form of the armchair was derived from the beak of the bird itself, to create the minimal lines form with supreme expression of traditional carpentry joinery and mixture of modern technique together to exhibits both knowledge from the past and current can always merged to reach for the best outcome.
- Next, materials selection of bronze and reflective finish was to create the floating effect as if flying freely with the rich content of the end-users. Meanwhile, the variety of materials form the furniture relate to the unity of the people.
- Yet, Sarawak was famous for its timber products where by warmth color tone as applied on the furniture blend with any surroundings as if the specialty of Sarawakian with rich dialects which blend well together no matter where they are.
- Last but not least, the overall furniture finished with reclaimed timber whereby original usage for subsequent function, which best contribute to the environment yet, create the aesthetic of history of the process of the founding of Sarawak to where its place today throughout all the challenges in the past.