Oct/19
Elora Hardy

Elora Hardy

Elora Hardy presents a lecture as part of the 'Fast, Cheap, and Out of the Box' Design Option Studio taught by Skylar Tibbits, Neil Thomas, and Aran Chadwick.

Founder and Creative Director of IBUKU Elora leads an internationally renowned team of skilled artisans, architects, engineers, and designers to create homes, structures, and interiors crafted of bamboo in Bali and internationally. Elora was named an Architectural Digest Innovator in 2013 and her TED talk has had received over 2.5 million views.

Elora Hardy

IBUKU

Elora is the creative director of IBUKU. She leads a team of skilled artisans, architects, engineers, and designers to create homes, structures, and interiors crafted of bamboo. Raised on the beautiful island of Bali, Elora was inspired by the highly skilled local craftsmen as well as her parents’ talented jewelry designs. She spent 14 years of her young adult life in the United States, where she received a degree in fine arts and went on to New York City to design prints for Donna Karan that would walk the world’s runways. In 2010, Elora left her successful career in the fashion world to carry on the incredible work of the design-build team that created the world-renowned Green School in Bali, founded by her father John Hardy. She reconnected with the culture and landscape that she loves and today continues to cultivate Balinese artisans alongside innovative designers and architects with the goal of making Bali a global center for sustainable design and bringing those designs to the rest of the world.