A day in the life of Brazilian designer Brunno Jahara
MAR 9, 2020 | By Aneesha Bhadri
Rio de Janeiro based creative Brunno Jahara crafts designs that combine the zesty energy of his Brazilian heritage with the craftsmanship and know-how of his European training. After completing his studies in industrial design at Brasilia University in 2002, he moved to Italy for a stint at the Venice University of Architecture. In 2004, he joined the design department of Fabrica, where he gave lectures and conducted workshops. It was during this time that Jahara worked closely with renowned Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayon, who was then the Head of Design at the centre, for the next two years.
Jahara’s multicultural education, fused with his own renditions of the Brazilian design scene, lends his creations a distinctly global appeal. He fashions decor pieces that amalgamate local heritage, quality materials and multicultural appeal. “I believe in this coalescence, where I make something that communicates with people all over the world,” he says. In 2007, he opened his own studio in Venice and three years later, returned to Brazil to set up his current practice. Inspired by nature and humanity, he believes designers should focus on more sustainable ways of living. Favouring comfortable and quality materials that bring a certain tropical flair to the market, his vibrant work speaks of his homeland using an international rhetoric.