Pendants by ONG CEN KUANG seen at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, Van'gaaru - Kelopak
Pendants by ONG CEN KUANG seen at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, Van'gaaru - Kelopak
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kelopak Pendant 85cm in diameter.

Alur is our very first collection that Budiman has developed since establishing ONG CEN KUANG more than 10 years ago. This is the collection that represent ONG CEN KUANG truest vision about material exploration and linear process. His fascination has always about material choice first and foremost, in this case Zipper.
Using zipper as a material is a journey that has been with him and ONG CEN KUANG as design is a process. It is a journey of understanding a material. We are building the collection slowly and every year we add a new shape or size. We are only able and have enough understanding after many years with this material through hours and hours of experimentation to reach this pinnacle point to be able to create our larger singular piece of 120 diameter in size. A true fact, this 120cm diameter Kelopak pendant use 1700 meter of zippers and many hours of manual machine labors and hand stitches. Shape again is a secondary aspect that come naturally after we had a true ‘conversation’ with the material. It is about making, questioning and recreating.
Alur Collection also manifests this idea of broken symmetry which has been the invisible red line across all of our collection, an idea about human appreciates symmetry, however a perfect symmetry is consider predictable and boring so by introducing disturbances will add surprises and become more interesting and intriguing.

Meet the Creator

ONG CEN KUANG

ONG CEN KUANG

Denpasar, Indonesia

Handcrafted conceptual lighting. Designermaker in Bali for the world

‘At ONG CEN KUANG we create original, hand-crafted pieces that allows the unique materials’ characters to speak for themselves. Our creations are timeless and innovative, fusing traditional craft with modern elements, resulting in pieces filled with stories and soul.’

Our Brand Creative Director Budiman Ong has always been drawn to lighting, the irreplaceable element in any home. Keen to follow his passion in exploring different materials’ unique characters, signatures and his passion for modern designs, created ONG CEN KUANG in 2008, designing and building lighting fixtures by hand at our own workshop, one at a time, in our studio in Bali, Indonesia.

Trained in Gray’s School of Art and Robert Gordon University in Scotland, Ong’s Asian heritage fuels his inspiration and his western education intrinsically shapes his aesthetics and knowledge in design.

We do many projects across Indonesia and internationally as well as selling decorative lighting with our partners under ONG CEN KUANG as brand in Indonesia, France, Belgium, UK, Italy and US.

Available for commission/custom work