NEVER HAS A WINNER LOOKED SO BEATEN
Pieces from the BATUCADA series by Jahara design studio (Brazil)
In Brazilian Portuguese it stands for a percussion beat used in carnival parties. In Brazil, people play instruments made of tins, aluminum pots, and other alternative materials. Vases, hanging lamps, and trays in different sizes and colours are all made of 100% aluminum, anodized in shades of green, blue, grey, purple, red and a golden yellow. 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.