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Brunno Jahara Turns Salvaged Wood Into Vibrant Furniture Full of Character

Posted By Rebecca Paul On December 23, 2010 @ 4:36 pm In green furniture,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Brizilian designer Brunno Jahara [2] recently finished his beautifully crafted line of vibrant furniture he’s calling “Neorustica [3].” A multi-faceted collection with compelling lines, Neorustica includes tables, benches and containers, with pieces varying in shades from antique white and brown, to a fuller spectrum of weathered hues reminiscent of a rainbow. Recalling the worn aesthetic of the shanty towns that dot Rio de Janeiro (also know as favelas [4]), the natural texture of salvaged wood [5] paired with the local color scheme embodies the unique spirit of Jahara’s homeland in which he sincerely pays homage.


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To pay tribute to his roots, Jahara named each piece of furniture in his collection after actual favelas [7], including: Vidigal, Rocinha, Dona Marta, Tuiuti, Caricó, Vila Canoa, Uribu and Pavão. The durable and easy to clean laminate used for each piece has been made with recycled PET bottles [8], and all of the furniture is finished with non-toxic water based paints of either scratched white, scratched black or multi-colored hues.


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/brunno-jahara-turns-salvaged-wood-into-vibrant-furniture-full-of-character/neorustica01-1/

[2] Brunno Jahara: http://www.brunnojahara.com/info.html

[3] Neorustica: http://www.brunnojahara.com/works1.html

[4] favelas: http://inhabitat.com/brilliant-favela-paintings-energize-neighborhoods/

[5] salvaged wood: http://inhabitat.com/fragment-lights-with-an-earthy-and-sophisticated-style/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/brunno-jahara-turns-salvaged-wood-into-vibrant-furniture-full-of-character/ndt4-1/

[7] favelas: http://inhabitat.com../../brilliant-favela-paintings-energize-neighborhoods/

[8] recycled PET bottles: http://inhabitat.com/oil-fence-made-from-recycled-plastic-bottles/

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