Amboina explores South Moluccan culture, by means of a pattern in marquetry. The pattern refers to different cultural aspects such as geography, semiotics, community, flora, fauna, history and politics. These are represented by abstracted symbols. Their importance is indicated by their position and scale within the iconography of the patterns.
The set of tables, with the pattern decorating the tabletops, take a lead from Art Deco, as modern reinterpretation of traditional marquetry craft. The use of distinct materials, such as wood and bronze, add to the cultural values represented in the pattern.