Class of ’99
Elora Hardy had it all as a designer working for Donna Karan in New York, with her prints walking the world’s runways. She left the world of glamor to return to Bali and build a sustainable construction company. Hardy builds visually stunning homes out of bamboo, fantasy abodes that look derived from Hollywood movie sets.
See her in New York Magazine’s Global Design issue ‘Young Designers’ online at: http://nymag.com/homedesign/
She was also recognized as one of ’10 innovators of 2013′ by the esteemed Architectural Digest: AD Profile
As a speaker she was also featured in the INK Conference associated with TED. In this striking talk, Hardy explains the versatility and durability of bamboo, and convinces us all to become advocates of bamboo as the choice building material for construction in the tropics. Her website is ibuku.com