A powerful and super contemporary statement from one of Brazil’s outstanding design talents, the fun and functional Multiplastica Domestica Collection shines a light on the mounting environmental effects of non-recyclable waste.
Designed by Brunno Jahara in 2012, each unique piece in the ingeniously sustainable Multiplastica Domestica Collection is made from plastic litter collected by the cooperative National Recycling Group in Sāo Paulo.
A virtuoso when it comes to combining color, Jahara performs modern-day alchemy, turning discarded cleaning product containers and drink bottle caps into vibrant, stylish, purposeful lamps and vessels that are full of joie de vivre.
“We hope that humankind will find a real solution in the next generations to extinguish polluting elements from our industries, and that plastics, as we know them today, will be reduced to a rare collector’s item,” explains Jahara.
Already on collectors’ wish lists itself, the Multiplastica Domestica Collection is an important reminder of the consequences of our throwaway attitude to consumption, and places Jahara alongside pioneering designers like the Campana Brothers, who transform and revive found objects.