The desert beaches of southern coast of São Paulo, Brazil, are places of inspiration for environmentally-sensitive architect and designer Carlos Motta. In the 1970’s he spent a lot of time at the beaches, collecting driftwood carried in on the tide. Today, in his office, in Vila Madalena, São Paulo, Motta developes and produces furniture, sculpture, and architectural products all from recycled wood. Using driftwood, recycled wood from demolitions, pieces found in shores and rivers, as well as material certified by FSO, decreases the environmental footprint of his work.

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  1. Bede Fahey September 4, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    There’s some really funky looking stuff here, I love the rough-sawn look. Plus of course, it’s sustainable. I’m doing a fair amount of writing on the subject of reclaimed wood right now at I think I’ll use this as an example of some great outdoor stuff. Good work!

  2. zehava hashai-spellman April 18, 2007 at 5:12 am

    I am enquiring about Carlos Motta’s prices,what the two white chairs cost,as well as the red garden bad.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Best regards

  3. Ann Garrison March 30, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    Love it. What are the prices like?

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