Born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as the son of a Sumatran diplomat and Yogyanese princess, Jaya’s childhood was spent travelling with his parents, as well as residing in the house of his maternal grandmother where he absorbed the Javanese culture. As a young man, Jaya attended university in England where a series of pivotal events connected him to the profession he has joyously made his own. Early in the 1990’s, Jaya returned to Indonesia where he established a design studio that flourished from the beginning.

Referred as one of the world’s top 100 interior designers with award-winning projects across the globe, Jaya holds the guiding vision of his work very closely to his heart – to find the beauty and serenity in each project rather than a definitive expression of a period or style. He always puts the cultural and ecological context in the forefront where he draws heavily on the vital elements of the local culture as his source of inspiration before skilfully integrating them into the environment he designs.

In 2005, Jaya’s professional path crossed that of businessman Bruce Goldstein with whom he founded Jaya International Design. At JID, it is Jaya who directs all design activities. It is his eye, his vision and rigorous dedication to the work that has attracted prestigious clients and projects that stretch from Singapore to China, Europe and the U.S, as for example the hotel The Chedi Milan implemented in cooperation with Interna in 2007. Maintaining a personal involvement with every client’s interests, Jaya takes on those projects that offer the freedom to carry a concept through from space planning and design to furniture, artwork and the smallest details of decor.

With such meticulous attention to details, the Jaya designed environment, including The Patina in Singapore, part of an iconic mixed-use development; The Nam Hai in Hoi An, Vietnam; and the Amanfayun in Hangzhou, China, that is completed with unvarnished elm, rice-paper lanterns and lattice screens, are best experienced first-hand for its sophistication, luxury and grace.


Founded in 2010 by Jaya lbrahim, recognized as one of the top 100 designers in the world by Architectural Digest, and Bruce Goldstein, property developer from  Miami with over 30years’s of experience developing luxury hotels, resorts and residences, Jaya International Design(JID) is an international boutique interior design and architecture consultancy that seeks to create properties that are of contemoporaty desings with a pedigree.

Jaya has been creating distinctive landmark destinations across the globe for nearly 20 years since he returned from London in late 80s, working together with prestigious operators such as Aman Resorts, General Hotel operatiors such as Aman Resorts, General Hotel Management Ltd., Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Regent Hotels and the Capella Hotel Company, just to name a few. Among these stellar projects are the Aman at the Summer Palace in beijing, China the new Park Hyatt in Changbaishan; the capella in Singapore; the Dharmawangsa Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the Setai in Miami, US. Jaya takes pride in the fact that all the creative work done in Jaya International Design is spearheaded under his direct design directive.

Growing from strength to strength, and leveraging on the successful track record and numerous inquiries from the luxury industry, Jaya international Design has launched the Jaya brand as a fuller expression of its work. The JAYA Lifestyle. Within these categories, the JAYA Classics Furniture Collection was launched in October 2013. Plans are in place to also launch a JAYA branded boutique hotel, Jaya branded residences, branded destination spas and various bespoke luxury lifestyle goods.

Headquartered in Singapore, Jaya International Design has offices in major cities, including New York(US), Jakarta (Indonesia), Shanghai (China), and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).