This is seriously crazy furniture from certifiably wacky Bali-based artist, Yaari Rom. So if you’re bored of synthetic rattan sectionals and routine teak garden furniture, go see Yaari. Bali is a magnet for creative eccentrics, but few are as prolific and irrepressible as Yaari is. He does furniture, furnishing fabrics, fashion and body painting events (for which he is internationally famous, or more accurately, notorious).
Yaari was buoyed up on the tsunami of psychedelia that washed over California in the 60s and 70s, and has been surfing it ever since. He paints, he appliqués, he dyes, he patchworks, he prints, he parties, and when he shows up at parties in Bali, as he often does, it’s impossible to miss him, bedecked as he is, in his own colourful creations.
It’s nice, though, that Yaari doesn’t feel the need to force his clothing on us . . . it’s ultimately optional. Whatever his fashion can do, his body painting can do even better. But don’t sit on his furniture until the body paint is dry, please. Find Yaari’s universe at Yaari Toya Studio on Jalan Mertanadi in Kerobokan. Your life, and your lounge chairs, will never be the same again.