Our People

Founder & Creative Director

Elora Hardy

Elora is the Founder and Creative Director of IBUKU. Raised in Bali, Elora was inspired by the highly skilled local craftsmen as well as her parents’ talented jewelry designs. She spent 14 years of her young adult life in the United States, where she received a degree in fine arts and went on to New York City to design prints for Donna Karan that would walk the world’s runways. In 2010, Elora left her successful career in the fashion world to carry on the incredible work of the design-build team that created the world-renowned Green School in Bali, founded by her father John Hardy. She reconnected with the culture and landscape that she loves and today continues to cultivate Balinese artisans alongside innovative designers and architects with the goal of making Bali a global center for sustainable design and bringing those designs to the rest of the world.


Architecture & Design Team


Defit Wijaya

Senior Architect at IBUKU and a member of the team since 2008, Defit appreciates the exciting and dynamic environment of working at IBUKU and being able to fully explore and develop his personal green and sustainable design approach.

Interior Design & Furniture Team

Indriana Sukma Hayuningtyas

Tyas is our Interior Design & Furniture Team Leader since 2013 and is proud to be bringing Indonesia’s name to the world with our unique bamboo building and furniture. She has a special respect and appreciation for the IBUKU craftsmen, especially when they create an entire piece of furniture just from a rough sketch!


Orin Hardy

Orin created the IBUKU Garden Department in 2012 and now serves as Director of the Department. Orin’s unique capacity to combine international expertise with local knowledge leads to the creation of original designs with an elegant natural aesthetic. He spent his childhood in a Balinese village where he developed a passion for the natural world. This fueled his curiosity and led him to study regenerative design, permaculture, and ecological sustainability. In 2011 he received a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from The Evergreen State College in the United States. He soon realized the need to take a professional approach to support people of all types in growing food. He believes that through his work he can promote the importance of organic food, and raise the status and value of agriculture in Bali.

Michel Boon

Michel is the Head of Business Development at IBUKU.