singgih s. kartono

singgih is from kandangan, a village nestled at the foot of two volcanoes in the mountains of central java. in the early morning hours – when his neighbors are still sound asleep – singgih is already on his feet, exploring the environment with his spedagi bamboo bicycle or resuming work on his ideas.

singgih studied product design in bandung. after graduating in the early 90s, he gained first experience in the crafting of small wooden products and entrepreneurship. in 2003 singgih returned to his village. it is here where he established his company magno and found the inspiration for the wooden radio, his signature product for which he won the red dot design award.

having realized his dream of reaching stores around the world, his products now not only excite with their great aesthetics, but also help to improve aspect after aspect of his hometown. the improvement of society, especially in the greater area of his village is what drives him and lies behind all of his undertakings.