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Renan Santos

BOSSA VASES

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$200.00
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$200.00
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HANDMADE IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Meet the Bossa Vase Collection, with undulating silhouettes inspired by the dynamic grace of trees and their dancing leaves.

The crowning touch is the deep black finish that showcases the shou sugi ban method—an ancient Japanese wood-burning technique where the wood is carefully charred to achieve a deep and textured finish. Used for centuries to condition and preserve wood, the method is also drawn on to create a deep, compelling shade of black.

A carefully preserved swatch of the original wood grain shines through, a mesmerizing reminder of the material’s original character before it was amplified by master artisans.

25% OF PROFITS GO TO INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN BRAZIL

DETAILS


Materials: Cedro and canelao wood

Dimensions:
- Small: 9”H
- Medium: 14”H
- Large: 18”H

PRODUCT CARE

- Avoid contact with water.
- Clean with a damp cloth.
-To maintain the natural luster of the wood, condition occasionally with natural oil such as coconut oil.
- Do not leave the piece exposed to sunlight or weather conditions.
- Keep away from heat sources as it may cause cracks and fissures in the piece.

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MEET THE CREATOR

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

RENAN SANTOS + JULIANA HURTADO

Architecture graduates of the Centro Universitário de Votuporanga, Renan Santos and Juliana share a passion for nature, history, and creativity. Co-founding Oca Design Studio in 2015, they combine design and art to create unique contemporary artifacts from reclaimed natural elements.

By partnering with municipal agencies, they collect tree trunks that had to be cut down around the city. Using the discarded wood as their raw materials, their pieces are 100% handmade and are produced in very small batches, with some pieces taking up to a whole week for completion.

The couple draws inspiration from their natural surroundings and culture. As an example, the Jatoba Vase is modeled after the jatoba fruit, considered to have sacred powers and used in mystical ceremonies by many indigenous communities. Juliana and Renan believe that art gives us a snapshot of history and can show how different cultural elements interact. Their art tells the story of Brazilian forests, its people, their deities, and cultures.