Deft by De­sign

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In­te­ri­ors phe­nom­e­non speaks of the graceful his­tor­i­cal cul­ture in In­done­sia for her lat­est project, the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Jakarta

With Four Sea­sons Jakarta, the con­cept was to stay true to what Four Sea­sons Ho­tels stand for – world-class lux­ury, time­less el­e­gance and so­phis­ti­ca­tion with care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion of the city’s lo­cal cul­ture and his­tory. Our goal was to cre­ate a beau­ti­ful, mem­o­rable space that both guests and lo­cals can en­joy. I was in­spired by the mix of Asian and Euro­pean cul­tures there and my vi­sion was to tell the story of Jakarta’s past, present and fu­ture through de­sign. A per­fect ex­am­ple is our nod to In­done­sia’s Dutch colo­nial pe­riod when spice traders shaped the re­gion. This is re­flected through the de­signs in one of the ho­tel’s lounges, the Nau­tilus bar, where a large mu­ral fea­tures schooners en route to port com­ple­mented by del­i­cately swirling lines in the car­pet to evoke the feel of the ocean. One of the de­sign chal­lenges we faced was how to con­vey the cul­tural con­text in a cap­ti­vat­ing and dy­namic way. When I first vis­ited Jakarta, I al­ready felt an un­de­ni­able pull to­wards the city and its peo­ple. It is an amazing place with rich his­tory and con­stant move­ment. And there is a de­light­ful blend of dif­fer­ent cul­tures which are cel­e­brated in Def­i­nitely In­dia Mah­davi and Chris­tian Li­ai­gre.

Nau­tilus bar

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