brunno jahara and ana voss craft contemporary objects + accessories from woven straw
 

brunno jahara and ana voss craft contemporary objects + accessories from woven straw

 

‘paleae brasilis’ is a collection of objects and fashion accessories born from a collaboration between designers brunno jahara and ana voss, originally presented at maison et objet 2017 and forthcoming at milan design week 2017. living in the tropics, in the city of rio de janeiro, the two artists created the pieces with the desire to give value to a natural and universal material — straw — so much used by the native tropical people.

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the two artists wanted to give value to a natural and universal material — straw
all images by alex batista

 

 

called ‘paleae brasilis’, latin for ‘brazilian straw’, the pieces are meant both for the home and for day to day fashion. caps, fruit bowls, sandals, luminaires and more are all created using the humble material, demonstrating an intricate level of craftsmanship and decorating each piece with the labyrinthine pattern of interwoven strands. at times whimsical and mature, the collection demonstrates the versatility of the material as a means of creating, and its relevance and mature bearing in a variety of contexts.

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the pieces are intended both for the home and day to day fashion

 

 

‘the process of creating together enriches each part of the result and transposes disciplines with a common material’, explains the duo. brunno jahara has opted to draw structures in solid brass to protect and keep safe the straw shapes, where custom made baskets become hanging lamps and table lights that use LED technology to create palm shade effects.

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caps, fruit bowls, sandals, luminaires and more are all crafted from the humble material

 

 

ana voss meanwhile lends a new perspective to beachwear staples — shoes, hats and peaked caps are all crafted from the natural material, fusing the woven strands with smaller details realized in leather and golden brass. originally shown as part of 2017’s maison et objet, the collection will be presented once more at the 2017 milan design week. pieces are available to purchase at le bon marché in paris and online through the specimen editions website.

 

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the collection demonstrates an intricate level of craftsmanship

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each piece is decorated with the labyrinthine pattern of woven strands

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‘the process of creating together enriches each part of the result and transposes disciplines with a common material’

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ana voss meanwhile lends a new perspective to beachwear staples

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brunno voss draws structures in solid brass to protect and keep safe the straw shapes

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custom made baskets become hanging lamps and table lights that use LED technology to create palm shade effects

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smaller details are realized in leather and golden brass

  • One of those could be the ‘Make Panama Great Again’ hat.

    Jim

    JimCan says:
  • The presentation made no mention of who is making these hand crafted items. Hats I can see. The rest incorporating solid brass with hand woven craft seems a bit incongruous. A sage old designer friend had a great saying for situations like this…”those two materials laugh at each other”.

    Leonardo Sideri says:

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