26 November 2015
Rio de Janeiro’s designer Bruno Jahara and fashion designer Ana Voss have created a collection using a common natural material found throughout Brazil: straw. The Paleae Brasilis collection is a meeting of fashion and design talents, and includes items for the home, as well as garments to wear. A preview was presented in August during San Paolo’s design week, and again in Rio in September. The sober, elegant collection highlights how the straw can be woven and molded into soft shapes; the pieces have been joined with stronger elements, like brass and warm metals, that only continue to enhance the straw’s varying shades of gold. The expressive project demonstrates how straw can be used for objects that one would normally not place within its repertoire. Its incredible ductility lends to endless possibilities.