John & Cynthia
John Hardy is renowned for having unconventional ideas and making them happen. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art & Design, John set off to travel the world and settled in Bali where he started a small jewelry business that grew into an international company.
With a rare combination of strong aesthetic vision and shrewd business instincts, Cynthia Hardy began making her own jewelry in her teens. Post-college, she moved to Bali and, after running her own import-export company, got married and became one half of her husband’s eponymous jewelry label, John Hardy.
In 2007, John and Cynthia stopped working in the company to dedicate their time advocating for and building a more sustainable world through education and design.
As their first major project after exiting the jewelry business, John and Cynthia conceived and created the Green School in Bali, Indonesia. John’s 2010 TED talk, now with over a million views, propelled the School’s brand onto the global stage and continues to be responsible for drawing hundreds of students and their families to the school each year.
John and Cynthia also co-founded the iconic, boutique hotel Bambu Indah in Ubud, Bali. Bambu Indah is yet another brand the couple has birthed and nurtured. The unique property is pioneering a sustainable future with innovative, bespoke and luxurious bamboo structures for a truly one a kind experience.