Lurik Weaving Fabrics: An Aesthetic Element in Furniture Design
Purwoko, Gervasius Herry
Utomo, Tri Noviyanto Puji
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The popularity of Lurik as one of the traditional weaving fabrics in Indonesia is declining significantly. It can be seen from the decreasing number of production centers and consequently, weaving fabrics become scarce, hard to find. Meanwhile, Indonesian creative industries is currently growing rapidly, including the interior products and unique furniture that combine local ethnic elements, which are very attractive for local and foreign buyers. The problem is how to combine traditional lurik weaving fabrics and interior products and furniture, the suitable types and styles of weaving fabrics, interior products that can be combined with traditional weaving fabrics, and how the application techniques for weaving fabric as an aesthetic element. This research was done in Surabaya by making several designs or interior products and furniture and combining them with various styles and colors of lurik weaving fabric. It is a Qualitative Descriptive study. Methods of data collection were interviews and Focus Group Discussion (FGD). The results show that the traditional weaving fabrics, in this case lurik weaving fabric, is considerable and potential material to be combined with interior products and furniture by considering style, color, and material quality, lurik weaving fabrics can be used as an aesthetic element in furniture design and the use of lurik weaving fabric is suitable as a main element as well as supporting elements. This research aimed to reveal the economic potential and competitiveness of traditional weaving fabrics by applying them on furniture and interior design products.