Mike Long

Marine Conservationist


Mike grew up in California’s Newport Beach where he learned that the ocean was not only a place of beauty and life, but also the best natural playground. After studying environmental science and policy at the University of Colorado in Boulder he focused his career on the oceans.


Mike has worked on marine conservation initiatives all over the world, from the Maldives to Alaska. He has led direct action campaigns for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, where he stood on the front lines defending whales in San Ignacio Lagoon and led the first partnership with the Ecuadorian government protecting sharks in the Galapagos. Now he’s creating change in the fight to end marine plastic pollution with Parley for the Oceans. He resides in the Gulf of Maine.

Max Lamb



British designer Max Lamb cites his upbringing in the bucolic landscape of Cornwall as the source for his creative spirit and his deep appreciation for natural materials. In 2003 he earned a degree in Three Dimensional Design from Northumbria University, and, in the same year, was awarded both the Hettich International Design Award and the Peter Walker Award for Innovation in Furniture Design. In 2006, he completed his Masters Degree in Design Products at the Royal College of Art.


After a year designing for Tom Dixon Studio, he established his own practice in 2007 and began teaching at ECAL in Switzerland. Lamb is known for creating beautifully crafted pieces with materials and traditional processes at their core. His work is infused with a strongly international sensibility, informed by his travels to China, Japan, India, Nigeria, and elsewhere.

Greg Long

Big Wave Surfer


Greg Long is considered one of the most influential and successful big wave surfers of all time. In a career that now spans two decades, he has been awarded nearly every title in the professional riding arena, including multiple XXL Global Big Wave Awards and two WSL Big Wave World Championship titles in 2012 and 2015. He was also a 2014 nominee for National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year Award and featured in the 2012 film Chasing Mavericks.


Beyond surfing, Greg is an explorer and passionate activist for the oceans, working with environmental groups like Patagonia, Surfrider Foundation and Parley for the Oceans to help protect the planet’s blue spaces through awareness and education.

Tony Fadell

Inventor and Entrepreneur


Tony is an active investor and entrepreneur with a 30+ year history of founding companies and designing products that profoundly improve people’s lives. He is the Principal at Future Shape LLC, an investment and advisory firm coaching deep tech startups. Currently, Future Shape is coaching 200+ startups innovating game-changing technologies. He is the founder and former CEO of Nest, the company that pioneered the “Internet of Things.”


Tony was the SVP of Apple’s iPod Division and led the team that created the first 18 generations of the iPod and the first three generations of the iPhone. Throughout his career Tony has authored more than 300 patents. In May 2016, TIME named the Nest Learning Thermostat, the iPod and the iPhone as three of the “50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time.”

Dirk Vander Kooij



Dutch designer Dirk Vander Kooij is best known for playful extrusions of recycled plastic. Holding the attitude of craftsman/inventor, Dirk marries machine and hand in the transformation of waste material. To foster strength and tactility in recycled plastic, he built a large, low-resolution 3D-printer in 2009. This process gave way to some of his most distinctive designs, but for every success came 50 prototypes. The 3D-printed waste piled up and begged for a solution.


Thus began his development of a large-scale press. Generating enough heat and pressure to amalgamate plastic waste, the press can re-form chairs, vases, and colour tests into massive conglomerate slabs. His meltingpot table and menhir bench are the conceptual and physical products of this reclamation process. In associating plastic with stone, Dirk seeks to impart waste material with value.

Kyle Parsons

CEO of Indosole


In 2009 Kyle Parsons founded Indosole, a brand on a quest to magnify this concept of turning trash into something functional and new by producing tyre-sole footwear on a large scale, to make it more acceptable to the masses and eventually more preferable. They have continually developed their tyre-sole footwear to ensure that it is fashionable and super comfortable.


All Indosole footwear is crafted by artisans in Indonesia featuring repurposed and natural materials in an aim to save one million tyres from negatively impacting the environment.

Faye Toogood

Fashion Designer


Faye Toogood is a British designer. Her furniture and objects demonstrate a preoccupation with materiality and experimentation. All of her pieces are handmade by small-scale fabricators and traditional artisans, with an honesty to the rawness and irregularity of the chosen material.


With an academic training in the theory and practise of fine art, and a vocational background at the forefront of the magazine industry, Toogood approaches product design with a singular and acutely honed eye. Her highly sculptural work, while showing an astute respect for the past, is derived from pure self-expression and instinct.

Lim Masulin

Weaving Technologist


Based in Jakarta, Lim Masulin is an active member of the Southeast Asian design community and sits on the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s architecture and design committee. He is the founder of BYO Living, the world’s first weaving technology company producing architectural works which bring artisanal craftsmanship into the future by bridging traditional techniques with innovative technologies.


BYO integrates the environmentally friendly master crafts in large-scale projects to provide energy-efficient architecture, using ultra-functional eco materials and groundbreaking concepts in both buildings and public spaces. In addition to BYO Living, Lim is also the founder of Chameo Couture—an accessories brand celebrated for its extraordinary handwoven bags—and his work has shown all around the world at exhibitions like Paris’ renowned Maison & Objet.

Jasmine Mariani and Madison Setiawan

Co-founders of The Shelter Project


The Shelter Project team is a collective of passionate and proactive entrepreneurs wanting to make a difference on this planet by creating a positive solution to the refugee crisis of those displaced after the 2018 Lombok earthquake disaster.


Jasmine is an architect specialised in low-waste, sustainable construction. She often works with recycled materials and focuses on using locally available resources in her designs. Jasmine’s university thesis revolved around disaster relief architecture and temporary housing for refugees.


Madison is co-founder of Peloton Supershop, a successful plant-based restaurant in Canggu. With a background in events and photographic production, Madison’s true passion lies in humanitarian and environmental efforts, ranging from the plastic-free initiatives to collaborations in community based movements.

Bamboo U

Design and Bamboo Building Workshop


Bamboo U was an idea conceived by John Hardy to help teach people about the potential of bamboo as a green building material. The program was founded in 2015 in collaboration with IBUKU by Orin Hardy and Maria Farrugia. The intention is to share unique design and construction knowledge and to explore alternative ways of building.


In its current form, it is a design and bamboo building workshop in Bali hosted by the Kul Kul Farm at the Green School. Bamboo U is a unique opportunity to design and build with bamboo alongside some of the architects, designers and craftsmen who built Green School.

Dutch Design Foundation



Participating designers: Studio Tim Teven, Agne Kucerenkaite, Martijn Straatman, Studio Mixtura, StoneCycling, Atelier NL, Studio Simone Post, Fruitleather Rotterdam, Annemarie Piscaer & Iris de Kievith, Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven, Mycotech, Overtreders W & Bureau SLA.


The designers in this exhibition want to readjust our position towards materials that we consider waste using the by-products of our society as valuable resources for their work. To them, waste equals potential instead of being disregarded as useless or undesirable. This is an attitude that we will all have to embrace and adopt if we want to safeguard an equal world for future generations.


The exhibition is curated by Dutch Design Foundation (DDF). DDF organizes Dutch Design Week, World Design Embassies and Dutch Design Awards and is active far beyond the Netherlands. Through debates, lectures, exhibitions and gatherings staged all year round, DDF provides a platform for the best and most promising designers, helping to disseminate their ideas and work.

Seetal Solanki

Founder and Director of Ma-tt-er


Founded in 2015, Ma-tt-er is a London-based materials research design studio, consultancy and school. The Ma-tt-er studio uses the lens of material research to inform design led projects which query and implement how materials can be used in a more purposeful way.


The Ma-tt-er consultancy advises and supports the implementation of responsible materials across our network which stretches beyond the world of design into science, technology, culture, geology, agriculture and food. The Ma-tt-er school publicly teaches how we can shape a more responsible future through creating an awareness with and through materials.

Conchita Blanco and Avalon Carpenter

Co-founders of Kalpa Taru


Kalpa Taru is the Sanskrit word for Tree of Life, which grants all wishes. Kalpa Taru is also Conchita Blanco and Avalon Carpenter, designer and a maker who share the same vision: to use sustainable materials that join subtle beauty and modern functionality.


Their lasting works go beyond a single craftsperson; they are about being a collective of people with complementary or overlapping skills all designing with the belief that showing a Made in Indonesia label should be a badge of pride and quality like in days of old.

Nano Uhero



Born in Ubud, Bali, Nano Uhero (I Wayan Sudarna Putra) studied fine art at the Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta (Indonesia Institute of the Arts Yogyakarta) from 1994 to 2004. His work was among the ten best in the Philip Morris Indonesia Art Awards 1999 and since then has become an active participant in numerous exhibitions in Java and Bali.


Nano presents views of his perceptions and images of reality through parodies. His figures are realistic and imaginary, generally anonymous and stereotypical characters that seem to be caricatures. They behave, act and gesture in scenes taken from narratives or stories.

Emmelyn Gunawan

Founder of Canaan


Emmelyn Gunawan is the founder of Canaan, a dwelling place for a sustainable life. She enjoys the art of curation and collaboration and prides herself in supporting Indonesian designers and artisans through her retail stores in Bali and Jakarta.


She believes a great product starts by establishing a trusting relationship with artisans and designers. A well-balanced partnership will yield beautiful products and sustain a long-lasting shared vision.

Dan Mitchell

Culture & Creative Director of Potato Head


Mitchell has been working at the forefront of design, fashion, music and visual culture for 15 years. He cofounded LN-CC, an award-winning concept store, gallery, club and bar, also nominated for the Design Museum’s Design of the Year Award in the UK and celebrated by international media as “the future of retail.”


Mitchell brought his multi-faceted creative edge to the group four years ago, honing the culture and direction of the brand into a modern lifestyle hospitality arena.

Baxter Smith

Community Innovation Hub Coordinator at Green School Bali


Baxter Smith is the Community Innovation Hub Coordinator at Green School Bali. This space is dedicated to hands-on, project-based education through dedicated workshops and activities geared for all ages to learn new skills, grown existing knowledge, or help mentor existing projects. Digital fabrication is also a focus as students develop their design skills and look to combine traditional hands on fabrication techniques with the opportunities offered by digital fabrication techniques.


Before starting at Green School Bali, Baxter completed a Masters of Architecture at UC Berkeley, California, focusing on the intersection between the built environment and digital environment. Baxter also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver.

Maitri Fischer and Sean Nino Lotze

Co-founders of Eco-Mantra


Maitri Fischer and Sean Nino Lotze grew up in Bali during the 1980s and ‘90s, a simpler time when the natural beauty and magic of island was everywhere. In 2014, the duo founded Mantra, an environmental consulting company that focuses on the tourism industry. The team consists of specialists from Indonesia and abroad who help property owners build more sustainably.


Mantra makes it easy for properties to become sustainable by measuring and improving resource consumption, developing standards for ecological engineering design and construction, and providing green building certification.

Azalea Ayuningtyas

Co-founder and CEO of Du’Anyam


Azalea Ayuningtyas is the co-founder and CEO of Du’Anyam, a social enterprise that produces and distributes wicker crafts made by the the talented women of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara.


Du’Anyam works closely with over 500 female weavers, using the authentic craft to empower women and improve both maternal and children’s health in rural Indonesia. The women gain control over their family’s income, resulting in a positive change to escape poverty.

Kristine Harper



Kristine H. Harper is the author of the book “Aesthetic Sustainability – Product Design and Sustainable Usage” (Routledge 2017) and is currently writing a book on anti-trend, sustainable living and resilient product design. She blogs about sustainability and simple living at The Immaterialist.


Harper has been working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Sustainable Fashion at the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology for a decade. Her research focuses on sustainable product design, tactile and aesthetic nourishment and philosophical aesthetics. She has written a wide range of articles and columns on sustainable design and durable aesthetics.

Steve Olson

Artist and Professional Skateboarder


California-based Steve Olson will always be known as the guy who brought punk rock into skateboarding but it’s his forays into the art world, as well as the occasional dabbling in music, that have shown a new spotlight on his creative alter ego.


Olson’s sculpture and mixed media work in particular has proven to be a hit success, showing at reputable venues such as Known Gallery, Hadid Gallery, Nye House and Museum of Design to name a few.

Scott Farren-Price

Director of Sustainability and Sustainism Lab


Scott Farren-Price is Potato Head’s Director of Sustainability leading Sustainism Lab, a hub for zero-waste innovation. Sustainism Lab’s journey began with the opening of Ijen, the first zero-waste restaurant in Indonesia. The Lab has enabled Potato Head to share both ideas and best practices for achieving this initiative, but also to research and develop new methods of upcycling materials.


Scott and resident eco-champion Dewa Legawa unfold enthusiastic experiments for regenerating waste into new materials as an educational and collaborative space for guests and industry peers to learn about sustainable practices.

Adam Fairweather and Rosalie McMillan

Directors of Smile Plastics


Smile Plastics is a materials design and manufacturing house making exquisite handcrafted panels from waste materials. Smile Plastics is run by the designers Adam Fairweather and Rosalie McMillan. Bringing experience across design disciplines including industrial design and jewellery, the duo share a strong passion for making sustainable artisanal materials paired with a strong narrative.


Adam has been making handcrafted panels from a range of waste materials (including coffee grounds) for over a decade. Rosalie was a finalist for an Observer Ethical Award for sustainable style in 2015 for her sustainable jewellery line focusing on recycled materials. Smile Plastics recent clients include Stella McCartney, Christian Dior, Acne Studios, Space10, and more.


Research and Design Lab


SPACE10 is a research and design lab on a mission to create better and more sustainable ways of living. Headquartered in Copenhagen’s meatpacking district, SPACE10 is spread across three floors of an open-plan building with workspaces, a Test Kitchen, an exhibition space, a mixed reality lab, a vertical farm, a fabrication laboratory and an open space for events.


SPACE10 is proudly supported by IKEA. They inspire and challenge the brand to find new ways of living up to their original promise of creating a better everyday life for the many people.

Joe Holder

Founder of The Ocho System™


Joe Holder is a health and wellness consultant in New York City and founder of the wellness philosophy, The Ocho System. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he was a standout football player, Joe battled with injuries during his time playing which caused him to reevaluate the manner in which we view our wellness to optimise not just our performance but also our health.


The Ocho System was a result of this, a moniker for “one can help others and others can help one,” it is a combination of combining rehab, fitness, and performance modalities to bring out the best in each individual by first starting with their physical health.


In addition to founding The Ocho System, Joe is a Nike Master Trainer, and works with a variety of other brands including Dyson, WHOOP, and Powerdot in a consulting capacity. He also is the co-founder of “System of Service,” a non-profit based in New York City.

Jamie Hall

Co-founder and CMO of Pentatonic


Former NikeLab GM / Global Consumer Experience Director at Nike and Head of Marketing for Levi’s UK, Jamie Hall co-founded Pentatonic with circular technology and sustainable supply chain pioneer Johann Boedecker in 2016.


Pentatonic is a brand, technology and infrastructure company focused on driving the circular economy in the consumer product industry. The company’s innovation spans design, production, remanufacture, certification, and recycling of mass market products, sold both directly under the Pentatonic brand and by leading global brands, through the B2B marketplace the company operates.


Pentatonic’s technology includes materials, supply chain and reverse logistics infrastructure, as well as a manufacturing platform that enables circular product development, integrating flows of diverse materials and connecting the world’s major brands (including Starbucks, Uniqlo, Nike, Adidas, Red Bull, Diageo, AB Inbev, Eileen Fisher) and their consumers.

Virgil Abloh

Louis Vuitton Artistic Director and DJ


Born in Illinois, Virgil Abloh is an American artist, architect and fashion designer. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he completed a Master’s degree in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. It was there that he was introduced to a curriculum—originally established by Mies van der Rohe and formed from the notions of Bauhaus—that enabled Virgil to learn how to converge the fields of arts, craft, and design.


Those notions merged with contemporary culture make up his interdisciplinary practice today, in which he serves as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear collections and a renowned creative director at large.

Alex Olson

Professional Skateboarder and Entrepreneur


Alex Olson is an American skateboarder, DJ and entrepreneur, having founded the cult-loved labels Call Me 917 and Bianca Chandon which made him a “highly visible model of the self-taught skater-turned-entrepreneur.”


In addition to skateboarding and running two companies, Alex lends his design talents to other brands, collects music, DJs and regularly practices meditation. In 2018 he also took a turn on the runway, modelling for the fashion label Eckhaus Latta in their Spring/Summer show.

Eric Duncan

DJ and Producer


Eric Duncan aka Dr. Dunks is a New York City-based DJ and producer best known as one half of the legendary duo Rub n Tug and also one half of DFA’s Still Going. Eric has been working with Dean Meredith (Chicken Lips) releasing on Golf Channel Records under the name The Rhythm Odyssey & Dr. Dunks. His latest adventure, HAPPY FAMILY is a rugged, analog machine music project with longtime buddy Justin Vandervolgen (My Rules, TBD, !!!).


On his own or as part of one of various partnerships Eric has remixed artists like Roxy Music, Zero 7, LCD Soundsystem, Cold Play, Todd Terje, Grace Jones, Chic Chic Chic, and The Beastie Boys, just to name a few.

Dea Barandana

Head of Studio Eksotika


A personal invitation to spin for Grace Jones and a compliment from Gilles Peterson calling him “the best DJ I’ve heard in 10 years” are just two of the accolades Dea Barandana can claim. The multi-instrumentalist and sound designer’s talents can be attributed to an upbringing in Jakarta in the ‘80s, where he was influenced by the sounds of Indonesian city pop and new wave, as well as years spent hunting obscure records in charity shops across Europe.


Now the mastermind behind Bali’s only audiophile space, Studio Eksotika, Dea continues to showcase vinyl collected from every corner of the planet while launching a new label focussed on Asian artists and playing with his band, Zatua.

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