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Tótora’s Mantiqueira Vases Are a Midpoint Between Art and Design

08.26.19 | By
Tótora’s Mantiqueira Vases Are a Midpoint Between Art and Design
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Domingos Tótora created the Mantiqueira vases for Tacchini Edizioni, crafting inventive creations that blend art and design. The labor-intensive process he used to make Mantiqueira relies on a sustainable practice where recycled cardboard is turned into pulp and then hand molded into the structural shape that makes up the completed vases.

The result is a stunning piece that resembles the wood the original cardboard came from. The vases also capture an ethical relationship between nature and craftsmanship with a final product that values the authenticity of the material it’s made from.

Mantiqueira

Mantiqueira closeup

Dani Howell has an MA in literary and textual studies and enjoys writing about everything from coffee to pop culture.