JIMBARAN Puri, A Belmond Hotel, Bali will reveal the completion of Nelayan Restaurant’s refurbishment in September which will showcase the works of Sanss Studio, Ong Cen Kuang, Kevala Ceramics and Werdhi Budaya. Jimbaran Puri continues to elevate authentic experiences and celebrate local craftmanship through its collaborations with Bali-based artisans through different aspects of the resort.

Offering guests mesmerising views at the heart of Jimbaran Beach, the sustainably sourced menu at Nelayan Restaurant combines rich Indonesian spices for a gastronomic immersion that celebrates the best culinary traditions of the country. Jimbaran Puri is proud of its local sourcing of vegetables, local meat suppliers providing natural grass-fed beef and poultry.

The new interior aesthetic of Nelayan Restaurant features fabric patterns and hand stitched linens by Sanss Studio as well as at the Beach spa at Jimbaran Puri. Each item is hand printed, taking inspiration from Bali’s water jasmine, palm trees, rice paddies, star anise, flowers and the golden sand of the beach.

Established in 2021, Sanss Studio champions skillful female artisans from surrounding villages who reflect a modern design inspiration in their work. Passionate about art and textiles, Sanss Studio produces high quality fabrics that embody the beauty of Indonesian culture. Nelayan Restaurant’s menu design also displays the creative work from Jimbaran Puri’s talented in-house staff with water colour painting and handwritten calligraphy.

To further enrich the experience, Jimbaran Puri collaborated with Werdhi Budaya, a family-run art centre in Bali, focusing on the various traditions and beauty of the island, in creating the cushions and bed runners using ikat technique.

Werdhi Budaya has close connections with the royal family of Klungkung and they have a deep understanding of the culture and is regarded as one of Bali’s most respected art centres. With everything being hand-made and particular attention to detail and intricate design, Werdhi Budaya ensures an exceptionally high quality for each of piece of craft.

Hand-crafted lighting from Ong Cen Kuang perfectly illuminates an atmosphere of beauty and comfort created by using unique tactile materials that speak for themselves. Timeless and innovative lighting design at Jimbaran Puri fuses traditional craft with modern elements, each creation of Ong Cen Kuang at Nelayan Restaurant elevates the elegant dining experience.

In line with Jimbaran Puri’s sustainable initiatives, Ong Cen Kuang has used locally sourced and produced materials such as bamboo, alang-alang, yarn and recycled glass as well as introduced solar powered lights for an evening dining on the sand to reduce their carbon footprint, priding themselves in their achievement which has been the driving force behind the brand.

The tableware is handcrafted by Kevala Ceramics, the leading ceramic producer in Bali that makes handcrafted, original designs of stoneware products with a vision to build a business centered around the unrivalled talent of local artisans. Traditional and modern tooling combined results in products that last a lifetime and are durable. Kevala works with over 100 Balinese artisans, drawn from a region famous for its skilled craftspeople.

Jimbaran Puri prioritises its commitment to developing an on-going program of initiatives to contribute to the protection of the environment through a variety of projects including sourcing local produce, working closely with local suppliers and artisans to minimise carbon footprint, developing a carefully crafted sustainable menu and effective policies in waste management.  []