Thrifty designer Ivan Christianto breathes new life into discarded items by transforming forgotten castaways into relevant and evocative pieces of decor. Christianto and his crafty firm Ceha Ideatorium revamped the Resto restaurant in Jakarta by converting yesterday's trash into tomorrow's style. Imaginative and unexpected, the work of Christianto and his team defies logic and challenges our perception of everyday items.
The Resto restaurant is tastefully accented with everything from discarded water jugs to a 55-gallon drum. The eatery is now made up of sixty-five percent recycled materials and re-purposed objects. The results of this dramatic choice of decor is a series of clever geometric designs that give the restaurant stylistic boost that hungry dinners are sure to appreciate.
By giving these items a renewed sense of purpose Christianto is not just helping the environment, he is also opening our eyes to a world of design possibilities that are usually condemned to the junkyard. Encouraging us to make treasure out of our trash, Christianto has a carved a comfortable niche for himself in the bloated and often restrictive market of interior design.