"Terrão" bench

by Domingos Tótora

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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 250 cm x 44 cm x 43 cm
Limited Editions Material : Cardboard, steel
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Domingo Tótora’s “Terrão” bench is made from the designer’s signature material: recycled cardboard. In a certifiably sustainable process, Tótora breaks the discarded material up into small pieces and turns it into a pulp that he uses as the basis for furniture, objects and sculptures. Each piece is molded by hand, dried in the sun, and finished to perfection, completing the material’s full life-cycle: in this reflective, labor-intensive process, the cardboard, which originated as wood, is essentially brought back to its original state by the designer, who uses it in the same way he would use that organic material.

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Weight 127 kg
Dimensions 255 × 49 × 47 cm
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Domingos Tótora

Born and raised in Maria da Fé, a city in the mountainous region of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Domingos Tótora returned to his hometown after studying design in São Paulo. He quickly discovered recycled cardboard and began to use it as the primary source material for his work, which comfortably embraces both fine art and design. Beginning with discarded bits of recycled cardboard, he creates objects and sculptures whose organic beauty is matched by their functionality, granting an artistic aura to everyday objects made from a little appreciated material.

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As Belgium is a small country without a very distinctive, nationalistic pride, artists and designers can work in complete freedom. There’s no higher purpose to be served. Creations can be the most individual expression of the most individual emotion. Thanks to this liberal creative climate – in combination with a strong, historical artistic tradition and qualitative art schools – Belgian art, design, and its collectors have gained international recognition for their avant-gardism. Besides, Belgium has always been a melting pot of different cultures, combining both German and Roman influences. This historical context gives designers the opportunity to colour outside the lines and outspokenly explore the borders between art, design, crafts, and industry. Strict typologies are left behind; rather, banal materials are transformed for a high-end context and meaningful stories are transmitted as an extra emotional layer. In doing so, these emancipated creations break out of traditional frames of reference, open up to everyone, and stand with both feet in our multicultural and multi-layered contemporary society. Visit the Contemporary Design Market x ADORNO collection in person at: TOUR & TAXIS Gare Maritime Rue Picard, 11 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium Saturday, 24 September (9.00 - 18.00) Sunday, 25 September 2022 (9.00 - 17.00)