Jaya Ibrahim 1948 - 2015

An Artisan at Heart

The son of a Javanese princess and a Sumatran diplomat, Jaya Ibrahim spent his childhood travelling the world with his parents, as well as residing in the home of his maternal grandmother where he absorbed the richness of Javanese culture. Jaya attended university in England, where he studied economics but found his true calling in the design world. He worked with the renowned Anouska Hempel in London then returned to Indonesia to establish his own design studio.

Jaya has crafted a delightful interior that possesses a pervasive sensuality and understated elegance which thrills the senses

The Restaurant and Villas Magazine

Contemporary design with a pedigree

Praised in the pages of Architectural Digest, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure for his sophisticated, luxurious environments notable for their elegance and grace as much as their creative adaptations of indigenous materials and motifs in modern, understated ways, Jaya achieved a loyal, high profile clientele around the world. His extensive list of prestigious properties include The Four Seasons Nam Hai Hoi An, The Legian Bali, The Chedi Muscat, Amanfayun Hangzhou, Aman at Summer Palace, Capella Singapore and The Setai in Miami as well as the Shiatzy Chen boutiques in Paris and across Asia.

Jaya co-founded Jaya International Design with successful American businessman Bruce M. Goldstein. His legacy influences the design activities for a range of clients that stretch across Asia to Europe and the United States. Jaya’s work combines every aspect of the creative design process from concept and space planning, to furniture design, original artwork, including the smallest details of decoration, to finally overseeing construction, fit-out and grand opening.

Though he had toiled to great acclaim across cultures and continents, for private, corporate and hospitality clients, when asked to describe his work, Jaya noted that the unifying vision can be traced back to historic roots, which he succinctly summed up as, “Contemporary design with a pedigree.” His words and our lasting mantra.