“CREATING A PIECE OF FURNITURE, IT’S LIKE A PIECE OF ART”
We are the new Bali, where East + West merge.
We create. We inspire. We evoke emotion.
We strive to be a reflection of a more sincere and unconstrained way of being.
Our ethos is rooted in the traditions of indigenous cultures.
We meld old world artistry with modern ingenuity. By working with some of the worlds most talented artisans from radically different creative fields, we are able to tell a unique story with every collection we launch.
Our furniture is crafted by skilled artisans who honor their craft..
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our diverse 600 strong team consist of architects, interior designers, artisan carpenters and master craftsmen – all working together to create our finest pieces.
Growing up in a design conscious family in Denmark, Michel naturally learned the trade from his father who had successfully built his signature furniture company into the largest importer of rattan and bamboo into Scandinavia.
Following a stellar career in finance and investment banking in both London and Australia, Ako was looking for a new challenge and an adventure that spoke to his soul.
On the sunkissed streets of Bali, Michel had been expanding his businesses and was considering bringing a partner into the fold. With a passion for life and an eagerness to build a legacy, Ako stepped into the role of CEO with ease and grace.
The unalome symbol represents the path to enlightenment in the Buddhist culture. It speaks to our challenges in life, and how we can find harmony amongst them.
The Unalome craft mimics the same process.
In the ten years since meeting, Michel and Ako have found their groove..This is Unalome
Michel Shoppe, COO + Founder
Ako Ardalan, CEO + Founder
We live and work responsibly.
ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
We pay attention to every detail of our production, sourcing materials responsibly while respecting the local flora and fauna. We take great pride in our people, ensuring fair compensation along with attentiveness to each individual’s overall growth and well-being. We are a living testament that respect is transformative.
Set within a lush paddy field, our groundbreaking space is a creative rhapsody of artists and artisans.
Full of verve and life, it is surrounded with flora and anchored by our world-class community cafe serving up the freshest and healthiest ingredients, from farm to table.
All this is built and furnished with our sustainably-crafted pieces that pay homage to the local community and Mother Nature.
Committed to quality
Strict production times
We are 600 strong and growing.
- Site study and Product Research
- Concept Development
- Design and Rendering
- Sampling and Dry-Run
- Costing and Budget Planning
- Production and Manufacturing
- Quality Control
- Maintenance and Warranty
30 containers per month
We combine the highest quality materials found in nature to create functional works of art that stand the test of time.