Arini S. Subianto is the Founder and Owner of Aksara. Established in 2001, Aksara originally started as a bookstore at a time when a good selection of imported books was almost impossible to find in Jakarta. Aksara has always been known for its characteristic interior design and visual merchandising. Every element of the interior is geared to create an ambience that inspires and enlightens. Arini Subianto holds a Bachelor’s degree in fashion from the Parsons School of Design in the US in 1994 and got her MBA from Fordham University, New York, also in the US in 1998. She is also an active member of the Indonesian Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).