Batucada collection by Jahara Studio


Milan 2010: Brazilian designer Brunno Jahara has released a collection of homeware made of hammered and crumpled anodized aluminum.

Called Batucada, the collection of hand-made vases, pendant lamps and trays come in metallic shades of green, blue, grey, purple, red and golden yellow.

The collection will be on display in Milan this April.

See all our stories about Milan 2010 in our special category.

See also Hand Forged by Julien Renault (February 2010) if you like battered aluminum.

Here is some more information from Jahara Studio:


“Batucada” is a collection of vases, hanging lamps and trays. The objects come in various shapes, sizes and colors and it is made of 100% aluminum and anodized in shades of green, blue, grey, purple, red and golden yellow.

The  ‘Batucada’ collection (In Portuguese stands for a percussion beat used in carnival parties). In Brazil people in poor communities (favelas) play instruments made of tins, aluminum pots and other alternative materials and that’s what has inspired Brunno to merge music and design to create the pieces. In Brazil 98% of the aluminum produced is recycled, making it one of the first countries in the world rank of recycling of aluminum. This is chiefly due to a large network of 'catadores' (people who search the trash for recyclable materials).

It is cheaper to produce a ton of recycled aluminum then to produce the same amount of new aluminum.  Jahara uses the anodize process which makes the aluminum 30% stronger than steel and also gives it a vividly colored finish. The collection is the first launched by ‘Jahara Studio’ in Brazil. After spending more than 5 years in Europe working with designers and companies such as Jaime Hayon,  Fabrica and Flavio Albanese (director of Domus Magazine), Brunno decided to return to Brazil and set up his own studio in São Paulo.

Posted on Wednesday February 10th 2010 at 4:19 pm by Chris Barnes. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • john catao

    it is weird that the utensils of poor and homeless people looks like this but a little colour makes it art.

  • modular

    Nice colors

  • yeah. thanks for the post guys. nice!

  • Gunnar Á.

    @john catao: welcome to the real life of the “west”

  • SW

    Great work Bruno!
    Hello to Brazil from Marseille.

  • Great!!!!! ;-)

  • m

    it feels outdated, in a way. The time that fresh design was a colourful joke is starting to be over. It looks good, the coatings are great, but it feels easy

  • easy is right, right is easy.


    Instead of be called Batucada, it could be called “Cara de Pau”…

  • joe

    bet the flintstones will like em


    Let me show you Derelicte. It is a fashion, a way of life inspired by the very homeless, the vagrants, the crack whores that make this wonderful city so unique.

  • frank lloyd wrote

    without the indents it is quite ugly. with the indents it is forced. this is just too… i don’t know. ordinary?

  • I love the look of this collection! The anodized aluminum is just incredible as a material, it must be shockingly expensive thought.

  • yisel arias

    nice colored elements ! awesome !