Society today is excessive in everything including waste. Designers are now attempting to reduce the waste by recycling objects that would normally be tossed into beautiful new furnishings. Cardboard has now become a sustainable entity that is saved to remanufacture into brand new decor.
Through a unique technique tossed cardboard is salvaged and turned into extraordinary designs.
Domingo Tótora has created an amazing process that turns ordinary tossed cardboard into new wood like and stone looking furnishings that are exquisite as well as eco-friendly.
By reducing the cardboard to a pulp substance Domingo Tótora has developed a unique material to use to form into decorative furnishings.
“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.”
Beautiful designs that appear to be wood and stone are actually crafted from recycled cardboard.
Domingos Tótora returned to his hometown in Brazil after studying design in Sao Paulo. “The surrounding landscape and his passion for nature serve as the sources of inspiration for his work.” His work is grown out of his “respect of the environment”.
Domingos Tótora’s studio and process is a work of art in themselves.
The finished products created from the process are a tribute to how beauty can be salvaged from garbage in order to assist in living in a sustainable world. Just as a bloom may sprout atop of a mound of garbage, with some inventiveness a beautiful object can be grown out of recycling common waste.
It is wonderful that more and more people are looking for ways to sustain the world. Planet Earth is home and in order for it to sustain living beings it is time for Earthlings to give back in order to protect the planet. Discover the sustainability in yourself and never be afraid to dance!
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