The Doyenne Interview

Speak with Elora Hardy, founder of Bali based innovative design firm Ibuku, who work primarily with Bamboo.

Touching on concepts such as the Industrial Revolution and its impacts on both the environment and systemised production, this episode explores some of the thinking behind designing and building with this material. Following Elora’s career, initially attending art school, then working in fashion in New York, before returning home to Bali to rejoin her family legacy, which includes the establishment of ‘The Green School’, a now global organisation that was established by her Father and Step Mother, John and Cynthia Hardy, this episode discusses working with bamboo from a female founder’s perspective, and shares the framework of family, culture, creativity, challenge and grit in which the architecture of Ibuku is born from.

Publication September 2020

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Elora Hardy / Ibuku Lavorare con il bambù a Bali / Working with bamboo in Bali