Domingos Totora

The Brasilian designer Domingos Totora creates objects and sculptures where beauty is inseparable from function from recycled cardboard.

Domingos Totora
Domingos Totora
Domingos Totora
Domingos Totora
Domingos Totora
Domingos Totora
Domingos Totora
Domingos Totora
Domingos Totora
Domingos Totora

The beauty of Domingo Tótora's work not only manifests itself in the final product that one might acquire, but in the process itself. From the designer's philosophy and respect of the environment, the location of the studio and the way the work is produced, all the way to the final product.  In a certified sustainable process, recycled cardboard is broken up into small pieces and turned into a pulp that serves as the base material for furniture, objects and sculptural pieces that are molded by hand, dried in the sun and finished to perfection. In this beautiful and labor intensive process, the cardboard which originated as wood, essentially is brought back full cycle by taking on a wood-like quality again. The surrounding landscape and his passion for nature serve as the sources of inspiration for his work. Starting with recycled cardboard he creates objects and sculptures where beauty is inseparable from function, granting an artistic aura to common everyday objects.

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