Studio Jencquel

Studio Jencquel is an international boutique design studio set in Indonesia’s artistic and cultural capital, Ubud. Drawing on the principles of slow design, Studio Jencquel focuses on harmonious composition through architecture, furniture and interior design.

Expanding on his varied cultural influences from South and North America, Europe and South East Asia, studio owner Maximilian Jencquel embarks on a personal journey with his clients, in which every component of the design process serves a purpose and tells a unique story.

Design Philosophy

In a fast-developing world, design is increasingly becoming a generic, mass-produced and predictable component of the physical structures that surround us. Somewhere along the way, cultural aspect is lost, stories forgotten and meaningful nuances overlooked.

To preserve a sense of harmony between the physical and social elements of the world around us, Studio Jencquel gets inside a personal journey with each component of the creation process. Through adaptive and sustainable design approaches, Studio Jencquel seeks a richness of meaning and unique emotional connection with material and physical structures. 

Maximilian Jencquel

Maximilian Jencquel graduated as valedictorian of his Masters in Interior Design at the prestigious ESAG Penninghen in Paris, France. His thesis project, Cabuya, was a bamboo house designed as an alternative to contemporary construction techniques that are harmful to the environment, and was awarded the best student project with the Janus de l’Etudiant. Cabuya was exhibited in Nantes at the European Ways of Life design show and the Biennale Internationale de Design in Saint-Etienne. 

After graduation, Maximilian was recruited by Andree Putman to assist with the design of the Anne Fontaine boutique in Tokyo and a private residence for movie producer Jerry Bruckheimer in Miami. In 2006, he joined Christian Liaigre’s design studio in Paris, and spent several years assisting with projects from across the globe. Some of Maximilian Jencquel’s more noteworthy achievements while he was under Liaigre's wings include a modern private residence with panoramic views over the city of Athens, and La Société, a world-famous restaurant in the centre of Paris. 

Maximilian decided to leave Paris following his trip to Indonesia in 2010 in the artistic and cultural hub of Bali, Ubud. After establishing Studio Jencquel in 2011, Maximilian is now pursuing his passion for vernacular architecture and tropical landscapes, while constantly being seduced by the island’s abundance of inspirations.