made in Indonesia,
for Indonesia and
the rest of the world.
Indonesian-born product designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo has built a solid and respectable career over the last couple of years. He has distinguished himself from the rest by remaining truthful to the place from whence he came. His choice of materials and his involvement in the preservation of local heritage reflect his love and respect toward the Indonesian tradition. Beyond that, his breadth of work shows that design is more than mere ornamentation; that it can be an integral, interactive part of people's lives.
Initially graduating from RMIT University in Australia, Alvin Tjitrowirjo has always had a penchant for art and design, stretching back to his primary school years, when he was a budding car enthusiast.
Upon returning from Australia, Alvin joined the Melbourne Movement, an organization that promotes young Australian designers. It was during this time that his Bell Chair was selected and exhibited at Salone Satelitte in Milan (2005). After relocating back to Indonesia in 2006, Alvin soon garnered respect from local design audience, by staging collaborations with local & international brands as well as Indonesian leading design figures. Alvin then continued his studies at the IED Instituto Europeo di Design, Madrid with a master's degree in Product Design. Soon after his time in Europe, which included a stint at celebrated Dutch designer Marcel Wanders in Amsterdam, Alvin established his brand Alvin T in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 2010 and 2011 Alvin's products were exhibited in Harrods, London supported by the Indonesian ministry of trade.
Placing a strong importance on creating a distinct brand of Indonesian design that draws from the country's centuries old love of art and by utilizing local artisans and craftsmen, Alvin has since continued to spread his influence on the local design scene. Alvin is now firmly based in Jakarta, continuously building and expanding his furniture brand alvinT and leading his design firm alvinT Studio.
This philosophy underlines our mission at AlvinT, which is to raise global awareness and offer a tangible experience through which people can recognize and appreciate the delicate and timeless beauty of Indonesian art and history. Although we place much importance in retaining the essence of history, which we consider as the engine and soul of our creation, we are also commited to producing original designs with a touch of the avant-garde. We believe in the future and all the hope it brings. Therefore we continuously invest in Innovation in order to remain in line with the times.
At AlvinT we respect nature and its infinite potential. We unravel it with care. Our products are worked on almost entirely by the hand by Indonesia's finest craftsmen. Here, tradition and innovations are merged seamlessly with the use of both the finest traditional and industrial materials such as aluminium, stainless steel, rattan and teakwood. Each material goes through a strict Quality Control screening process in order to make sure that every single piece we produce is of the utmost quality, a well-contructed piece of art. Our neutral color palette also reflects this commitment to retain nature's innate beauty. To us, less is definitely more.
We hope to become the first and popular choice for discerning individuals with an appreciation toward Asian design sans the ethnic feel. We wish to exemplify the potential and excellence of Asian design on a global scale. We are an innovate company, mindful of its roots, offering the finest products and poised to take the lead in the medium-end market segment.