Cardboard, Recycled paper
Fascinating objects between art and design, creations inspired by challenging long-held definitions, this unprecedented artistic synthesis is emblematic of the ethics of nature and craftsmanship. The Brazilian designer Domingos Tótora infuses these objects, made with recycled cardboard, with all the authentic intensity of the material which is transformed and given a new lease of life. Mantiqueira are created from a laborious, sustainable and certified process, such as recycled cardboard broken up into small elements and reduced to a semi-liquid matter. These pieces are then worked on by hand to give shape to sculptural pieces, and dried in the sun before preparing the finished product. The artistic procedure has an almost evocative nature returning to the cardboard and derived from wood, a new appearance imbued with a quality that is very similar to that of wood itself from which it is produced. Beauty and respect are the key words of a new and concrete vision of sustainable furnishing accessory.