Brazil-based Jahara studio has launched a collection of household items made from recycled materials.


“I was inspired by the look of beaten up and used pans that are also used as a musical instruments at Brazilian carnivals,” says owner, Brunno. The collection was also drawn from the country’s favelas (shanty towns), where people also use odd bits and pieces, including aluminum pots and tins, as musical instruments. In fact, 98 per cent of the aluminum in Brazil is recycled, and the collection features lampshades, pots and plates made from the material.


Jahara’s recycled aluminum is 30 per cent stronger than it would be new thanks to an anodizing process, which also gives the end product a unique texture and vivid colour.