All the levels of the “Contas Round Swivel Bookcase”, made of cabreuva hardwood, are permeated by buriti palm yarns with ceramic beads, creating different compositions depending on the angle we look at. All the soft colored shades of the ceramic come from the clay itself, stones, and plants of the Jequitinhonha Valley, a Brazilian region known by its traditional craftwork.
The designer, Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros, spent some time there researching the artisans art and the way they live. The inspiration to design this bookcase came from the curtains used to decorate their houses and also by the poetry written by Deuzani Gomes dos Santos, the artisan who received her in her home.
This bookcase, and all the pieces produced by Yankatu, are numbered and accompanied by its soul, a small book that tells about the inspiration that gave birth to it and leaves blank pages so that its story can continue to be told by those who acquire it, turning it into something more, which does not change with fashion, which does not go by with time. To the contrary, it will move on from a generation to another, from hand to hand, each time with more stories to tell, each time incorporating the lives shared by it.