Batucada: Ãœber Cool Home Accessories from Recycled Aluminum
Photos: Courtesy of Jahara Studio.
Made entirely from recycled aluminum and 100% recyclable at the end of their lifetime, these home accessories are the first creation of Jahara studio in Brazil. Their name, Batucada, refers to a percussion beat used in carnaval parties in that country, in which people often play instruments made of tin (hence the beaten aesthetics of the collection). More pieces and colors inside.
Jahara studio was founded by Brazilian designer Bruno Jahara, who worked in European studios for more than five years with designers like Jaime Hayon, Fabrica and Flavio Albanese (director of Domus Magazine) before returning to Brazil and launching his own firm.
The vases, lamps and trays of the Batucada collection are hand made with anodized aluminum in shades of green, blue, grey, purple, red and golden yellow. They're made in factories that produce aluminum from scrap and, as mentioned, are entirely recyclable.
If you're in or around Sao Paulo, the collection is on display at the store Coletivo Amor de Madre (Rua Estados Unidos 2186, Jardins) until the end of February, along with another installation with recycled industrial rubber.
If you're not, don't worry: it will also be on display at the next Milan Fuori Salone in April and ICFF New York in May.
For more info and sales, contact Touch gallery in Los Angeles.
More Great Sustainable Design from Brazil:
A Visit to "TransPlastic" by Campana Brothers
Beautiful Objects from Brazilian Native Communities through Imaginario Pernambucano
Super Limao Studio: Recycled and Recovered from Brazil