.Our factory team is located on the northern coast of Central Java Indonesia. When coming up with the concept for REDDIE (handmade, customisable timeless designs) we approached many factories but due to the sheer difficulties of customising each item, there were zero factories that were willing to get on board!
We have handpicked the very best team to create our products. The team manages and quality controls the entire process. We make most of our products in-house, which includes woodworking, finishing, assembly, and final checking etc. Our team is trained in traditional Danish woodworking, a craft passed down from generations.
For skills such as leatherwork, marble and metalwork we support smaller factories which allows us to help other smaller businesses grow and support the local community around us.
(Quality Control & Engineer Extraordinaire)
Pak Gatot (second from the left) is our Engineer and quality control manager, he is the one that makes sure our products stand up, are safe, and are made to last a lifetime. He also loves to take a serious photo....we tried to get him to smile, but he said it wouldn't look professional. Love his commitment to the job.
Pak Nur is an artist (below smiling). He is a genius at woodworking, a craft passed down to him from generations. With music playing in the background of our studio he approaches making each piece like an artwork. When coming up with a new design, we collaborate closely with him come up with interesting details and features.
At our factory we aim to be as mindful about our production processes as possible. The teak wood we use is from regrowth government regulated plantation forests. And unlike most factories, we buy the entire log, instead of pre-cut planks from a supplier, which means that we use every part of the tree. All of our offcuts are used for our handicrafts and accessories. Whenever we are in the factory we are constantly thinking of products to design that reuses waste.
We also make to order and do not mass produce items. Mass production is wasteful as companies often have to have flash sales to rid of product, which makes customers buy a product they may not 100% need and often throw out.
(Metal and Woodworking Maestro)
Before we had our own factory, Pak Catur was our sole supplier. He produced all of our products for us when we were making smaller quantities. We eventually became too large for him to handle and had to create our own production. But we wanted to make sure that he was still supported, so he continues to produce many metal and wood items for us.
He is an extremely talanted man, who was an engineering graduate with a passion for metal and woodworking.
MR and MRS JANJI
An unstoppable husband and wife team that LOVE marble. They meticulously select the best pieces and cut and polish our marble to perfection. Recently we were looking for a small batch of rare black marble (picture below). They scoured the globe and imported an entire container from France, so we could pick the very best pieces. FYI Pak Janji also wanted to apologise for not wearing a shirt in this photo, it was very hot!
Don't be fooled by the smile, Pak Nano is difficult. We say that with the utmost affection, as his perfectionism is out of this world. When we approach him with a new design, we find ourselves in a heated debate for over an hour about how the leather is to be integrated. Never settling for ordinary, he wants to make sure that the details used are executed with precision. He brings a level of lost traditional craftsmanship to our leather details.