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Design by Singgih Kartono. Handcrafted in Indonesia for Areaware.  Find your way. This hand-crafted Compass is produced in Kandangan, a farming village Central Java, Indonesia. Its pivoting case is precisely crafted in naturally harvested Mahogany and Sonokeling... Read More
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Design by Singgih Kartono.
Handcrafted in Indonesia for Areaware.

Find your way. This hand-crafted Compass is produced in Kandangan, a farming village Central Java, Indonesia. Its pivoting case is precisely crafted in naturally harvested Mahogany and Sonokeling woods, in an absolutely simple design. The designer's use of T-shape joints insures strength and adds a beautiful design detail. As with all products produced at Kartono's Piranti Works studio, Compass follows the best sustainable material and production practices.

Compass follows the best sustainable practices in terms of materials and production. The designer's quest to achieve functionality and absolute simplicity is seen it every detail. A Singgih Kartono design.


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Material(s): Naturally harvested Mahogany and Sonokeling woods

Dimensions: 2" x 2" x 1"



Singgih Kartono

Designer: Singgih Kartono

Singgih Kartono graduated from Indonesia's Bandung Institute of Technology in 1992 with a degree in Product Design. Rather than remaining in the city and working for a design house, he returned to his village of Kandangan in Central Java to help to improve its economy and ecosystem. He established his company - Piranti Works - and taught workers carpentry skills following New Craft principals. He set up a tree nursery, where trees are planted to replace those used in production. He also distributes young trees free to villagers so they can re-plant on their own land. Singgih's use of materials and his production methods are helping to tackle the socio-economic and ecological problems of his village. His urge to give back to Kandangan has become the source of his endless energy and passion. Singgih is the recipient of Japan's prestigious Good Design award.


Manufacturer: Areaware

American design with a sense of humor, Areaware's mission is to produce everyday objects that are both functional and unusual, utilizing the best design talent available within our borders.

Areaware is a New York City based producer of thoughtful, new and inspiring products that serve a practical purpose while looking beyond the ordinary. Areaware has become a strong voice for American design, working with talents like Harry Allen, Jonas Damon, David Weeks and Singgih Kartono among its collective of strong design voices. Creating products from a diverse range of media and design languages, the Areaware product range includes home accents, functional accessories and furnishings that are simple, beautiful, humorous and poetic.

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