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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:39

The Local HandiCraft Products are Performed in the International Exhibition

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Handicraft products of Indonesian people successfully performed at the international exhibition of Salone del Mobile Milano 2018 in Italy. Director General of Small and Medium Industry Gati Wibawaningsih said in Jakarta on Sunday (22/4) that the handicraft products are from Bali Creative Industry Center -BCIC, one of the innovation centers under the Directorate General of Small and Medium Industry, the Ministry of Industry. Since 2015, BCIC became a gathering place for entrepreneurs and creative incubators in the fields of fashion, craft, and animation. Gati Wibawaningsih explained, through BCIC, the Ministry focuses on encouraging the creation of new industry entrepreneurs and increase additional value of local products in order to compete in the global market. The programs are among others Design Lab, Creative Camp, Creative Business Incubator, Indonesian Fashion and Craft Award, training, and exhibition. The international design and furniture exhibition of Salone del Mobile Milano 2018 was held from April 17 to 22. There were 2,000 participants from various countries around the world presented contemporary products innovation that combined elements of design, technology, flexibility, and sustainability. In the exhibition, Indonesia has one pavilion called "IDentities", located at Hall 14 stand F30. The Indonesian pavilion performed the work of 27 Indonesian designers. Gati Wibawaningsih also said, that actually many Indonesian handicraft products are worthy to be displayed in the international design, because of high quality and high competitiveness. Two excellent products of Bali Creative Industry Center representing Indonesia, namely "Cengkeh" lamp products by Genie Anggita, inspired from the heyday of Indonesian spices in the International trade in the past. The products are produced in collaboration with the craftsmen at Sentra Tembaga Tumang, Boyolali, Central Java. Genie Anggita said her office was trying to introduce Indonesian wealth in their products, using local materials, such as rattan and bamboo, done by local craftsmen. She added that there are also introduced the values of culture, history, and Indonesian folklore through her handicraft products. The next product is Taratan, a rattan lamp designed by Ilhamia Nuantika in collaboration with rattan craftsmen from East Java. Taratan is inspired by the Madurese cultural philosophy and uses the character of rattan to play the light impression.

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