Sumbur Imajiner is the first edition of the creation of ARTINE’s work, which perfectly describes the philosophy of life in Yogyakarta. The Sumbu Imajiner depicts all forms of human relationship with God and the surrounding environment. Human life is used as a journey, with the obligation to maintain relationships with fellow humans as an effort to create harmony in society, and maintain relationships with the surrounding nature that provides a source of livelihood. ARTINE combines the meaning of the Sumbu Imajiner philosophical and historical values to reintroduce virtue values through the incorporation of contemporary design and philosophical meanings in it.
Merapi is a manifestation of God’s unpredictable majesty. People believe that there are other things in Merapi that live in harmony with humans, with all the mysteries that exist in it. The splendor of Merapi reminds the public to continue to be humble and to guard themselves from arrogance, because in a temporary world there are always higher things and waiting for us to return to Him. Artine through the Sumbu Imajiner edition tries to summarize the two-sided values of Merapi by depicting patterns that combine the splendor and philosophy of Merapi’s life. Artine users are expected to explore humility and keep remembering that one day, all of us will come back.
The existence of the monument is a reminder to the Sultan, the values of his dedication of a leader to those who follow him. The monument holds the hopes that its people want to convey about their lives, dreams of prosperity, the lives of future generations. The monument depicts the unity of determination between the Sultan and his people. The final goal of the Sultan’s leadership is the creation of manunggaling kawula gusti, the “union” of the servant with the Creator. The Sumbu Imaginer edition by Artine tries to translate the wisdom of the leaders of Yogyakarta and their closeness to the Creator. The monument is depicted with patterns that visualize the values of simplicity and empathy typical of Yogyakarta, to be slowly instilled in the wearers of the Artine cloth.
Every corner of the palace building keeps its virtues, a reminder for the stakeholders to always think about the people and their environment. The walls hold the hopes of the king to lead fairly, with the most respect. All the heirlooms and artifacts signify hereditary mystical sacredness, marking Yogyakarta’s past glory. Artine captures various virtues and spiritual values of the Keraton to be manifested in the ornaments marking its greatness. Through the sacred cultural heritage of the Yogyakarta Palace, combined with the building designs and symbols, Artine reminds its users of the values of the Yogyakarta palace’s wisdom.
The people of Yogyakarta hold the sacredness of the South Sea (Indian Ocean) to avoid feeling arrogant in front of nature. The South Sea describes the relationship between humans and other humans. The establishment of strong brotherhood ties between communities is the key to the advancement of civilization. Yogyakarta is known for the hospitality and warmth of its people, the embodiment of “ngewongke wong”, that every human being is an equal, and the order must treat humans as a whole. Artine combines the humanistic and spiritual values of the South Sea with beautiful scenery that captivates the eyes of every visitor. The waves and white sand that are manifested in the design will mark Artine users to keep trying to humanize humans.