After raw cardboard is cut up, it is mixed together with glue.
The cardboard mixture is then molded by hand into the proper form.
After the pieces dry, they are sanded to create the proper finish.The blog Neon Polish helped to explain a brief history of the background of Domingos' work and his community based approach:
In 1998, Domingos brought local artisans together into a cooperative known as Gente de Fibra that manufactures his pieces. Through this cooperative, he has helped transform the struggling agrarian-based economy into one that thrives on the craftsmanship and skill of local artisans. Each item is hand crafted in a harmonious collective manner. The farmhouse and banana plantation owned by his family are where some of the pieces are manufactured today.
(Images: The Contemporist)