"I wanted to specialize in something that was more 'hands-on.' I was interested in developing products that are more suitable for Indonesian resources and environment, adding a modern touch."
"My name is Veny Lydiawati, from Yogyakarta, Java. I design atmosphere lamp and soft furnishings. My parents sell raw materials for batik art in Beringharjo, the biggest market in Yogyakarta where my grandfather had a kiosk. As a child I used to accompany my mother to sell her goods.