Pendhapa is a team of 23 architects, designers and makers dedicated to creating buildings, spaces, objects and furniture.
With locations in London, Paris, Singapore and Jakarta, Pendhapa has developed projects of different scales and typologies. The practice was founded by London-based Antonin Hautefort and Ignatio Tenggara in 2019 with the ambition of dissolving the boundaries between landscape, furniture, and architecture. Both architects by trade, Antonin grew up in France and Ignatio in Indonesia. Pendhapa is based on the cross-cultural exchange of the two minds, fuelled by their curiosity and a passion for new challenges.
The name Pendhapa stands for an iconic vernacular structure encountered across Indonesia that represents the essence of the practice: a traditional construct that is different every time it adapts to its context, where materials redefine form as continually as the landscape changes.
Our motivation is to design soulful and exciting places which embrace and celebrate the complexities of our world. We lead our projects from the human experience in relation to its physical context. We aim to generate innovative forms in connecting architecture with landscape.
From a glass brick townhouse in Jakarta, to a villa in the deep tropical jungle of Bali, to a house in the Greek islands, or metropolitan projects in London and Milan – our architectural language seeks to explore new territories while searching for timelessness.
In regard to furniture and collectible design, we bring an architectural understanding to the scale of the furniture in order to design spaces as a sequence of anchoring points. Our extensive exploration of hand-carved solid wood allows the furniture pieces to hold a certain weight, both in their aesthetic and lifespan. For each architecture project, a new collection arises: we design bespoke furniture collections encompassing all categories, including our chair Mast or the versatile sofa Naksathra, to statement pieces such as the long marble table Udukkai and smaller sculptural pieces, such as the Gingko side table.
Atelier Pendhapa is currently represented by galleries including Zèbres.Paris, The Invisible Collection, Galerie Philia, Love House New York, Galerie Oros Shanghai, and Affluency Singapore.