My first thought when discovering his work was "impossible...this can't be recycled cardboard!"


But it is...and oh, Domigos Totora's work is incredible.

After studying design in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Domingos returned to his small hometown of Maria Da Fe, a city in the region of Minas Gerais in Brazil and chose cardboard as the source material for his work. The surrounding nature serves as his source of inspiration. 

Starting with recycled cardboard, he creates objects and sculptures where beauty is inseparable from function.

In a certified sustainable process, he breaks up the recycled cardboard into small pieces and turns it into a pulp that serves as a base material for objects and furniture.


Essentially, what originated as wood is brought back full circle to what it started as. 

 Domingos feels sustainability happens through actions and not words.