Domingos Tótora

Domingos Tótora was born and raised in the small town of Maria da Fé, in the Serra da Mantiqueira, in the south of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is self-taught. In 2005, he chose recycled cardboard as a raw material for his work transiting art and design. Of extreme beauty, its pieces include vases, fruit bowls and furniture that refer to the colors and textures of nature, such as bark, stones and earth. In the studio founded in 2005, Tótora develops prototypes simultaneously for the production of the pieces. The beauty of work is not just the end result. It manifests itself in its philosophy of creation and respect for the environment. For him, sustainability should be a practice and not just a speech. Its production process is 100% manual and the cardboard is fully reused. In recent years, the originality and elegance of his creations have been recognized in a several exhibitions.