Studio 4oo2 on their approach:
“The concept of lumbung is visualized in our design through the form of the hand, a sensing part of the body that has the ability to support human activities such as holding, giving, or embracing. The hand has a very crucial role in any interactive process between humans, either directly or indirectly. As a symbol it is directly connected to the concept of lumbung, a collective storage for crops communally grown. These activities—harvesting, holding, sustaining—all involve the hand, just as lumbung’s purpose is linked to the hand as a way of connecting people. In our design, cords of rope form the shape of hands, symbolizing the strong bond between individuals and things. Knots allow rope to function as a connector to create far-reaching ties, sustained without limit. The hands depicted in rope describe a communal society that has no limits and offers a sustainable process for the future. The design’s color palette was adapted from natural fabric dyes used for generations in Indonesia to manufacture traditional textile products. These colors were taken mostly from eastern Indonesia, where lumbung is still active.”