Who we are
It was a moment of transition
Having spent a long time in Timor-Leste, becoming more than acquainted with the beauty of Bali, it was time for a new step in life.
Although not knowing what to look for, we found more than we could imagine. The unique, laidback style of Indonesian and Timorese artisans.
Natural materials with warm tones.
Everything we saw made by hand in small, independent workplaces.
Most of all, so much character, in everything.
We could not resist the temptation to bring home a few of those beautiful pieces we found around us. Home is Lisbon, Portugal; a city on the coast, with a style similar yet so different. A place that shares the quirky confidence so characteristic of Bali.
Beautiful, without trying too hard. Perfect in its imperfections.
A few pieces became a lot of pieces; a lot of pieces became Uma Cantik.
Drawing from our time living on the beautiful island nation of Timor-Leste, we decided that we wanted something special. Something unique.
Something that would truly reflect the spirit of the Indonesian and Timorese artisan. Something that would change the dynamic of your home, of any home, in a heartbeat.
Everything at Uma Cantik revolves around a simple but powerful belief
The aesthetics of a product can only be enjoyed when there is joy, hope and fairness from the first fingers that touched it to the house where it finds a home.
We guarantee that every item in our collection is unique and different. No two statues are the same. Every rattan lamp shade has a story of its own. A story of joy, hope and fairness from the first fingers that touch it to the house where it finds a home.
We pride ourselves on knowing the artisans who craft the pieces in our collection. We know who makes those leather strap chairs and rattan lampshades. We saw the wooden statues being cut to perfection.
This is the beautiful house of Uma Cantik
We guarantee that every item in our collection is unique and different. No two statues are the same. Every seagrass basket has a story of its own. That is what defines us, and we hope it will define you too.
Join us on this exciting getaway!