TeTraTrik Design

TeTra-Trik is dedicated to the design, elaboration and transmission of knowledge of objects made with tetrabriks. Which means that I devise, make, sell and give workshops on how to do it. All Tetra-Trik designs are made from used Tetra Briks and parts printed in PLA (Polylactic Acid). No glue, no paint, no preservatives or dyes. Tetrabrick weaving is a modular origami technique called Snapology. When you buy a TeTra-Trik design you are preventing a considerable amount of single-use packaging from ending up in landfill. Because yes, do not be fooled, in Spain the tetrabriks are not completely recycled.
Similarly, if you like the designs, but want to do it yourself, you can buy it in puzzle format (I send you the pieces and instructions) or in information format (I send you the instructions). Visit www.tetratrik.com to purchase those formats.

Most of the designs are useful objects that can be found in home or office environments. The silver aesthetic that the aluminum layer of the tetrabrik gives them combines well with cold colors and minimalist decorations. The lamps cast interesting shadow patterns when turned on. Therefore, they are also used to create environments in restaurant businesses.

All designs have a replacement guarantee for broken parts upon delivery or bulbs that do not work. You also have video tutorials on how they are assembled to be able to repair it yourself if any part deteriorates in the future.
For conceptual coherence I try to minimize the generation of waste in the shipping process. If I can, I will send you your favorite design in a reused box, filled with shredded paper and sealed with Kraft paper.
As for delivery times, they range from 1 day to 4 days. I always have a couple of each design made but if I have to do it, it’s how long it takes depending on the complexity. It may seem like a lot, but when you compare it to the years it takes for a single-use container to degrade, it’s nothing.

TeTraTrik thoughts and ideas

TeTraTrik project

It is a website based on the design*, manufacture* and transmission of knowledge* of handmade tetrapak objects.

It will be a project as long as there are single-use packages, and people*, with as many Rs as necessary*, until there are no more raw materials*.

  • Design: Because after 9 years of architecture studies one gets fond of designing useful things. And there is something romantic about making garbage in useful things.
  • Manufacture: Because I think you have to get your hands dirty to understand the world. Designing something that you won’t produce is like eating sliced bread without crust.
  • Transmission of knowledge: Because I think that teaching is a higher task than trading. As well, knowledge transmission is more ecological than transporting goods. Therefore, I don’t want to become the kind of person who hides what he knows in order to get money.
  • As long as there are single-use packages, and people: Because I hope that one day we will not consider normal to interact with our environment through short-term interactions. I hope that day we haven’t yet messed* up anything impossible to repair.
  • With as many Rs as necessary: Because now it seems that we can choose between so many ways of being ecological that we only have to find the one that best matches with your personality. I refuse to list them, I refuse to get into that game.
  • Until there are no more raw materials: Because after all of this, I shouldn’t be doing this, and I won’t be perpetuating it. I wish I could see a day when I wont be able to make my designs. I’ll feel that my purpose has been completed.


tetratube 3×3

Rotating LED lamp. This design plays with the cylinder as a geometry to be deformed, and with an alternating pattern of 3 different triangles (Isosceles – Scalene – Isosceles).

Completely handmade with used tetrapaks, no adhesive (it needs 20 tetrapaks). Completed with PLA (polylactic acid) printed pieces.

asteroide b612

Rotating and backlit decorative object with LED ring. It can be hung up.

Completely handmade with used tetrapaks, no adhesive (it needs 25 tetrapaks). Completed with PLA (polylactic acid) printed pieces.

<<If I have told you these details about the asteroid, and made a note of its
number for you, it is on account of the grown-ups and their ways. Grown-up people like numbers. […] Just so, you might say to them: “The proof that the little prince existed is that he was charming, that he laughed, and that he was looking for a sheep. If anybody wants a sheep, that is a proof that he exists.” And what good would it do to tell them that? They would shrug their shoulders, and treat you like a child. But if you said to them: “The planet he came from is Asteroid B-612,” then they would be convinced, and leave you in peace from their questions.
They are like that. One must not hold it against them. Children should always show great forbearance toward grown-up people.>>


Ceiling lamp with frequency 3 geodesic dome shape and 27 cm diameter. The twelve pentagons are empty to give it a lighter and understandable appearance.


A 100 x 60 cm. mural (possibility to enlarge on request). A homogenous triangular tapestry with the world map silhouette formed by inserted cork caps. It can be used as a mural to hang travel memories.

TeTraBracelet D5

An out of phase bracelet. It can be adjusted in size by adding and removing two triangles modules. Four centimeters width.

TeTraDome Fr2

Object designed as a pencil holder. Its structure corresponds to a frequency 2 geodesic dome. The triangles are graded in height as they move away from the centre.

TeTraDome Fr1

Object designed as a pencil holder or toothbrush holder. Its structure corresponds to a frequency 1 geodesic dome.


Wall clock, or pendant, 48 cm. diameter. It has handles to hang it on a wall. Possibility to hang it from the ceiling as a dream catcher.

TeTraTrik Design, Spain


Tetra-trik design is a project based on the design, manufacture and transmission of knowledge of handmade tetrapak objects.

3D Designer, Origami Artist and Upcycling artist, Sergio Pérez Rocamora makes pragmatic objects with modular origami technique, and with tetrapak as unique material. Completed with PLA printed prosthesis.

An angular and triangulated aesthetic that hides inside the shamefulness of a single-use society.

  • Repairs possible
  • Eco friendly
  • Use recycled materials
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NOTE: *I wouldn’t set out to change someone’s words, normally I would just not include them. However I found some of the comments compelling enough to record and so I have changed some words. This is a family friendly site!

Some insights:

  • The project’s overall aim is obselesence; ‘I wish I could see a day when I wont be able to make my designs. I’ll feel that my purpose has been completed.’
  • It’s about learning and sharing; ‘I think that teaching is a higher task than trading… I don’t want to become the kind of person who hides what he knows in order to get money.’
  • There are three selling formats: One format for those with money. Another for those with time. And one more for those who have a little of each one.