Cardboard Turns Back Into Wood In Domingos Totora's Amazing Furniture And Sculpture


Photos: DomingosTotora.com.br.

Brazilian designer Domingos Totora is the author of these mesmerizing pieces of furniture produced with recycled cardboard that is turned into a wooden-like material through a sustainable process.Although making furniture with cardboard is nothing new, Totora's process and designs are a fresh approach.

The designer explains at his website:

"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."

Totora was born and raised in the mountainous region of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and studied design in Sao Paulo. The curvilinear shapes of his designs are inspired by the nature that surrounds him.

The pictures below show the artisan process by which his team recovers cardboard and some of his designs.

Process

Products

Further information at his website.

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