Diavolo 3.0

Diavolo chair with plastic rattan seat for Biennale Desain dan Kriya Indonesia 2013.

Kapuni in Colors

After a hard work building the metal frame and wood panel (as well as rigorous CAD development), finally the Niu Kapuni chair is born.

Bottle for Women’s Aseptic Liquid
The shape was inspired by silhouette from the body of a woman, which will become the front part of the bottle, while the back part is a plain, revolved profile shape.
This project, which involved design detailing as well as CAD development for both visualization and fabrication purpose, was the first project for Design Lab, Jakarta based branding and graphic design firm.
Last edited: August, 10, 2013 ; April, 14, 2014

Bottle for Women’s Aseptic Liquid

The shape was inspired by silhouette from the body of a woman, which will become the front part of the bottle, while the back part is a plain, revolved profile shape.

This project, which involved design detailing as well as CAD development for both visualization and fabrication purpose, was the first project for Design Lab, Jakarta based branding and graphic design firm.


Last edited: August, 10, 2013 ; April, 14, 2014

CAD Development of Novelda Chair (TC-5181-A)
Development phase using CAD applications of a classic chair made of wood and leather covered foam.
3D geometry data of the chair was transferred to AutoCAD to get jigs and fixtures for fabrication. The mock ups will be fabricated by Honduras based woodworking company.
First work for Astanza Design, Denver, Colorado based design studio who’s handling the global projects for most luxurious club house in the United States.

CAD Development of Novelda Chair (TC-5181-A)

Development phase using CAD applications of a classic chair made of wood and leather covered foam.

3D geometry data of the chair was transferred to AutoCAD to get jigs and fixtures for fabrication. The mock ups will be fabricated by Honduras based woodworking company.

First work for Astanza Design, Denver, Colorado based design studio who’s handling the global projects for most luxurious club house in the United States.

CAD Development of Niu Kapuni Chair

After considering the cost of manufacturing (and prototyping), the Niu Kapuni chair had to be simplified for fabrication. The simplifications include structure refinement, changing the material of the chair’s frame from aluminum to metal sheet, and using tubular pipe as its legs (instead of lathed wood).

Side Frame Preview in Auto CAD Mechanical

Side Frame in Auto CAD Mechanical (2)

The side frame development was made in Rhino 3D, to be exported later into .dwg and .dxf format for 2D drafting purpose, as well as input for laser cut’s pattern in the machine.

The chassis

Whilst, the bottom part is simplified to become almost a flat bar, with holes for bolts’ mounting (connecting the side frame, as well as the seat planks (which are made from flatted coconut wood)).

Kapuni Chair in Auto CAD Mechanical

The assembled chair model was also exported to Auto CAD for further 2D drafting process. The output are technical illustrations of the chair, as well as a .dxf file as basic pattern for laser cut process.

Simplicated 2.0 (Work In Progress)

A Work In Progress (WIP) snapshot of the lamp. Going for circuit details, and connections among parts. The end product will be fabricated by layered sintering process with three different colors.

Aluminum Frame and Wicker Manufacturer

Just visited one of the remaining outdoor furniture manufacturer in Curug, Tangerang, West Java named CV (Comanditaire Venootschap) Property. Located far in the village, with rice field lies ahead, this factory is a survivor from 2005.

Frame samples are found everywhere in the facility.


The business mostly involves simple aluminum welding, cutting and bending, combined with high level of weaving techniques by home based craft persons who lived surrounding the factory. 

The products are exported to overseas customers (usually Northern Hemisphere (United States and West Europe)), either to be sold on retails or projects. Beautiful combinations between aluminum based frame and various synthetic wicker (or loom) have given a nice looking furniture, with thousand of models from the geometric shaped up to the organic ones.

Stacked frame, ready for weaving.


The level of craftsmanship in this industry is definitely exceptional. They don’t really use proper tools for building the frame (just using their good sense), as well as more exceptional weaving techniques that able to provide wide range of weaving types.

Loom weaving machine that produces loom sheets. This one is huge.


The other types of weaving materials is loom. It is a paper covered cord, with paper like surface (of course) and can be finished in colors. The output of this monster is loom sheets, and sent to Cirebon, West Java for further process. The loom sheets can be applied on the aluminum frame as well.

Finished products (side chairs) are covered and ready for shipment.


Let’s hope this industry lasts for more years to come, as it involves a lot of home-based labors (women as well). Unlike a post office in the village that has been abandoned, and nothing (except the building) left over.

Kapuni (Coco) Chair with Tazki “Hopper” Azhari

A chair inspired by the work of Konstantin Grcic, using the coconut wood connected with single aluminum cast frame.

The main frame will be made from single cast aluminum, or metal sheet formed by laser cut and stamped to get the final form. The legs are made by lathed wood, connected to the frame, whilst the seat , armrest, and back panels act as a reinforce for overall chair’s structure.

Chat with Zapp

  • Q: How do you see the direction of your design in next five years?
  • A: I'll be heading for classic, instead of chase the trending. I also seek for a chance to deliver more material options, as well as new applications of technology.
  • Q: Do you still see "simplicity is timeless" valid on that day?
  • A: Yes, I never pretend to become someone else.
  • On an afternoon conversation at Plaza Senayan. Zapp is a graphic and product designer lived in Bali, where he spends most of his time curating furniture from wood and rattan.

Illustration for Panel System Furniture: WorkX-3S

An illustration for new panel system furniture. In this case, the assembly concept and stacking details of the tiles.

WorkX-3S is a code name of a new panel system which can be used in hybrid mode between desk and panel system at the same time. The panels consist of five different heights which in most cases useful to accommodate various level of privacy.

Panel's Height

Glass Holder for Furniture Component
You can download the beginner tutorial on how to create a screen holder component here.
I would also be happy to get your feedback, please leave a comment or send your e-mail for suggestions and critics.

Glass Holder for Furniture Component

You can download the beginner tutorial on how to create a screen holder component here.

I would also be happy to get your feedback, please leave a comment or send your e-mail for suggestions and critics.

Modeling Metric Threads

This is an attempt to create M6 metric threads for both external (male) threads and internal (female) threads. The basic procedure is by using rail revolve command, with precised measurement for profile curves, rail curves, and axis.


Step to create:

  • Set the document. Put value to grid extents: 100 mm, snap spacing: 0.1 mm.
  • Create the profile by using ISO rules for metric threads. Open thread on Wikipedia.
  • We will model M6 threads for both external (male) and internal (female).
  • Useful terms: Dmaj (Major Diameter) is set to 6 mm (defines the maximum size of external threads, and minimum size of internal threads), pitch is set to 1 mm, and height is set to 0.866 mm (equivalent for 0.866 x Pitch).
Donati D-109 Mechs with Customized Lever
Experimental design of already-finished product: mechanism for office chair by Donati, Italy. The lever inspired by vertical stabilizer of an airplane.

Donati D-109 Mechs with Customized Lever

Experimental design of already-finished product: mechanism for office chair by Donati, Italy. The lever inspired by vertical stabilizer of an airplane.

Wire Management for Cubical Work Space

Cable management concept for a new cubical work space, still Work In Progress. There are five alternatives to pull the wires from floor to the top of the table.

Classic Banquette Chair
Classic chairs often used in banquette area in a hotel.
Download the 3D model (available in .3ds, .3dm, and .dwg format) here.

Classic Banquette Chair

Classic chairs often used in banquette area in a hotel.

Download the 3D model (available in .3ds, .3dm, and .dwg format) here.