Retail price: $4,755
11.8" H 59.1" W 59.1" D
The Mesa Água is the picture of a lazy brook. The glass top evokes sunlight sparking on water washing over pebbles smoothed from years of a natural polishing process. The sight of it carries one away to a quiet afternoon of rest. Each stone is a solid piece, molded from layers of cardboard pulp and paste, akin to the process of sediment settling into a riverbed.
Modern table designed by Domingos Tótora with large pebble-like forms under a glass top.
Designer: Domingos Tótora
There may be no artist who demonstrates sustainability as wholly as Domingos Tótora. Born in a mountainous region of Brazil, he studied design in São Paulo before returning to his home city of Maria da Fé where undulating landscapes, waterways, and rock formations inspire his life's work as a sculptor of curvilinear furniture and objects of art.
Domingos' passion for nature and authenticity compelled him to conceive a fascinating and laborious process that emulates the cycle of life. He begins with cardboard near the end of its functional purpose, reducing it to pulp. The material is then blended with soil and water, hand sculpted into new forms, and baked in natural sunlight. The sculptures, vessels, and furniture are both inspired and formed from earth, water, and sun. Domingos' masterworks have journeyed full circle, narrating the story of a sustainable earth without uttering a single word.