Application of Lurik Traditional Weaving Fabrics for Furniture Design and Interior Products, as a Strategy to Increase Economic Potential and Competitiveness
Purwoko, Gervasius Herry
Utomo, Tri Noviyanto P.
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Lurik weaving fabric, one of the traditional weaving fabrics in Indonesia is now degrading significantly, can be seen by the decreasing in the number of production sites so that weaving fabrics become scarce, hard to find. On the other hand, Indonesian creative industry's products that currently growing rapidly are the interior products and unique furniture that combining elements of local ethnic, very attractive for local and foreign buyers. Previous research have only studied lurik weaving fabrics as clothing materials, while this study examines how lurik weaving fabrics can be developed as an aesthetic element in the design of furniture and interior products. The problem is how to integrate traditional lurik weaving fabrics on interior products and furniture; Types and styles of weaving fabrics that considered appropriate, and any interior product elements that can be combined with traditional weaving fabrics, also how the application techniques for weaving fabric can be used as an aesthetic element. This research is located in Surabaya, by making several designs or interior products and furniture combined with various styles and colors of lurik weaving fabric, Using Qualitative Descriptive approach. Methods of data collection making an interviews and Focus Group Discussion. The results show that (1) The Traditional weaving fabrics in this case lurik weaving fabric is considerable and potential material to be combined into interior products and furniture for support; Style, color, material quality; (2) Lurik weaving fabrics can be used as an aesthetic elements in furniture design are on elements; (3) The use of lurik weaving fabric suitable for use as a main element as well as supporting elements. This research purpose is to bring back the economic potential and competitiveness of traditional weaving fabrics by applying it for furniture and interior design products.