Stitch is a family of discarded furniture found either on the street or in second hand shops. The project was sedigned to be made in a sheltered workshop. To make a 'perfect' fit is quite a specialist job, that was out of the question. Covering the items with oversized skins and stuffing them like teddy bears, brigs them character. The oversized skins were meant to be hand cut and hand stitched by workers of a 'sheltered workshop'. It appeared to be that they have a very limited concentration span and that they could not work really accurate. This resulted in oversized skins. We took care of the first prototypes in the studio. They wear a hand-stitched skin stuffed with soft fibers. That’s where shape starts to grow.
Material: found objects, cotton fiber
Chair, H85 x W50 x L40 cm.
Sputnik is a paper-mâché bubble trapped in a metal frame. The freehand production process determines the shape. So they are all a bit different and become family. Once lit up it reminds of looking at full moon.
Sputnik was designed to be produced in a scheltered workshop where productions skills were relatively low. A rough guideline for the production would create little diffence in the outcome.
Material: paper, steel
Size: Large, L40 x W50 x H115 cm
Small, L430 x W40 x H70 cm
flat beige, 34 x 83cm
flat grey, 34 x 83cm
high beige, 72 x 62cm
high grey, 72 x 62cm
Leather Lampshades is Pepe Heykoop’s 1st project made in his workshop in a slum in Mumbai, India. Leather Lampshade is fabricated of soft lambskin leather, whilst its shape refers to old industrial lamps.
The shape is a simplified version of old industrial lamps. Circles became angled and the shade is now soft and therefore foldable so they can be transported flat packed. Leather Lampshade is produced in his workshop located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Mumbai, India – providing meaningful jobs, income and hope for the neediest. Leather Lampshade has gone into production in 2011 and proceeds from sales are partly used to send street children to school.