Known for having the most cultures in the world, Indonesia has been shaped by a unique blend of indigenous customs and Indian, Chinese, Arab, and European influences. Travel throughout the country’s five major islands – and more than 6,000 smaller inhabited islands – reveals a rich diversity in habits, beliefs, and languages. Indonesians greatly value natural landscapes, history, and culture.
Arts and handicrafts are considered one of the nation’s true national riches. Traditional artisanal woodcarving has evolved into whimsical, brightly colored modern carvings. At the same time, contemporary designers combine traditional ethnic ornamentation with minimalist detail – creating unique styles that highlight both Indonesia’s history and its multicultural influences. Far from a single aesthetic, design in Indonesia is as varied as the cultures that call the archipelago home.
When specifying projects in Indonesia, culture is an important characteristic; however, considerations like plumbing configuration and typical building construction affect what products are specified, especially in the bathroom. Below are bathroom products typically specified in Indonesia: