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Yankatu - design with soul

Sao Paulo, BR
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About Yankatu - design with soul

My motivation comes from my soul and flows openly, on my life and in my work. I love what I do and I do it with intensity, I live every moment and I transmit all this emotion. In each project I immerse myself deeply in the region, in their craft and in the lives of the people who make them, it is a dive governed by research and by my soul, guided by the heart, done with respect and with the rhythm dictated by time. I get transformed and provoke transformations, and these atitudes reflect in the surroundings and beyond. I believe that design and art are one of the ways...Read More

Yankatu - design with soul

Established in 20151stDibs seller since 2017

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Featured Pieces

Shelter Credenza from Xingu Collection
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The Shelter Credenza follows the traces of ocas, highlighting the sliding doors in Cabreuva wood, that is a reinterpretation of the traditional mats woven with buriti straw. “This br...
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21st Century and Contemporary Brazilian International Style Buffets

Materials

Cotton, Hardwood

Oca Closet from Xingu Collection
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
How is a piece born? Where inspiration comes from? The idea of this video is to show that nothing is by chance, every detail of a Yankatu work has a raison d'être and that it is born...
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2010s Brazilian Arts and Crafts Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Cotton, Natural Fiber

Embira Stool from Xingu Collection
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
A passion for wood, symmetry, and flexibility. It is impossible not to fall in love with the structure of the “oca” (the name used to designate their homes) under construction in Kau...
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2010s Brazilian Arts and Crafts Stools

Materials

Cotton, Wood

Beiju Center Table from Xingu Collection
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
A tribute to Mehinako women. All Mehinako traditions move me. The exchange system called Moitará, through which exchanges between villages are made, allows women to purchase ceram...
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2010s Brazilian Arts and Crafts Center Tables

Materials

Wood, Beads

Kaüpuna Swing from Xingu Collection
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
A “new indigenous product”, it was with these words that Kulikyrda Mehinako described the “Kaupüna” Swing. Its design rises from the desire to enhance the buriti yarn, made by wom...
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2010s Brazilian Arts and Crafts Living Room Sets

Materials

Straw, Straw, Wood, Wood

Embira Bench from Xingu Collection
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
A passion for wood, symmetry and flexibility. It is impossible not to fall in love with the "oca" structure under construction in the Kaupüna village, at Xingu Indigenous Territory. ...
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2010s Brazilian Arts and Crafts Benches

Materials

Cotton, Wood

Traditions Pottery and Straw Fruit Bowl
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Unique design piece The Traditions Pottery and straw fruit bowl was first presented in Carimbo Exhibition at Yankatu Gallery, in November 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil and is part of ...
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2010s Brazilian Arts and Crafts Decorative Bowls

Materials

Straw, Wood, Ceramic, Pottery

"Contas" Round Swivel Bookcase in Cabreuva Hardwood
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
All the levels of this round bookcase, made of cabreuva hardwood, are permeated by buriti palms yarns with ceramic beads, creating different compositions depending on the angle we lo...
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2010s Brazilian Bookcases

Materials

Ceramic, Wood, Beads

Ni Table Lamp in Ceramic and Wood
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
The NI table lamp received an honorable mention in the 5o Brazilian Object Prize in 2018, at Casa Brasileira Museum, São Paulo. It is handmade in ceramic inspired by the garden flowe...
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2010s Brazilian More Lighting

Materials

Brass

Flower Stilts Table, size medium
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Unique design piece The Flower Stilts Table, size medium, was first presented at MADE – Mercado, Arte, Design 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil and is part of the ALMA-Raiz(Soul and Roots) ...
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2010s Brazilian Arts and Crafts Side Tables

Materials

Straw, Wood

Brocade Cabinet Vitrine in Cabreuva Wood
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
This cabinet is made in solid Cabreúva wood, it is a multifunctional piece with a timeless design that values Brazilian artisanal work. The traditional embroidery exudes the fabric ...
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2010s Brazilian Other Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Imbuia

Cocar Chair in Wood, Brazilian Design
By Maria Fernanda Paes de Barros
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
Unique design piece The Cocar chair was first presented at MADE – Mercado, Arte, Design 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil and is part of the Alma-Raiz (Soul and Roots) collection from Yanka...
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2010s Brazilian Arts and Crafts Chairs

Materials

Straw, Wood

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