These stools are under constant pressure. They are a composed by puzzling leftover pieces of hardwood from the local sawmill into a seat. The seat is tightened up in a frame finished with knobs of pewter. Material: hardwood, metal
Size: L27x W27 x H41 cm
The Skin Collection is a reaction to the 25-30 percent waste produced by the furniture industry. The furniture is found on the street or secondhand and modified and then covered in pieces of leather leftovers. What creates this amount of waste are things like the organic shape of the animal, its scratches, damages, scars and none matching colors after dying. This project is fed by the nature of this leather scrap, turning it into random patterns, referring to cell structures and growth in nature. The cover grows slowly around the object where colors blend together. The entire process is done by hand. It merges discarded objects with a skin made out of waste and gives it a new life.
Material: Leather remnants, found objects
All items of Skin Collection are one-offs. Availability, prices and commisions on request.
This Menorah is a stack of various types of hardwood composed into the jewish icon. The hardwood comes from the local sawmill and is a leftover product. Material: wood, electricity cable, holders
Size: L85 x W12 x H70 cm
Leather Loops is another reaction to waste leather. Fully rejected skins, faded by sunlight or with too many damages are used in this project. Like an l.p. the leather tops can easily be swapped within the family of frames.
The rejected skins are cut down to straps and rolled up to seats. These straps are both cut and rolled up in different ways to bring diversity in a standard process. Any leftover leather skin can be used as the seat only reveals the end grain of the leather. All damages and color differences are hidden inside the seat.
Material: leather, steel
Stool. size: H45 x Dia 27cm
price €800 Table (unique piece). size: H75cm Dia 125cm.
Bits of Wood is a series of tables and stools made from wooden cut-offs. Various pieces are modified to fit into a mold where molten tin holds them together.
No screw, nor glue is used in this construction.
The wooden pieces used in this series are leftovers from a local sawmill. The tin comes from a metal recycling department where old tin pots and plates are collected. The surface reveals its production method.
Material: leftover hard wood, recycled pewter.
Stool: H40 x Dia 27 cm. Price € 800
Table, L165 x W70 x H75 cm. Price € 3500
Coffee Table, L80 x W80 x H30 cm. Price € 2500
The Brick Chair is a reaction on a drawing made by James Gulliver Hancock. Pepe’s interpretation changed the chair into (second hand) children’s bricks. He wanted to stretch the possibilities of the material to its limits: the Brick Chandelier evolved. With a diameter of 2.70m, it amazes many. Pepe about the drawing of James Gulliver Hancock: ''My eye was caught by his type of drawing, it looks like a child has been drawing with a great eye for detail.'' His handwriting changed the chair once (into a drawing), Pepe's interpretation changed it again: into bricks. Evolution on a small scale. In short, the project is about interpretation and imagination. After getting the structure under control in the chair, he wanted to stretch the possibilities of the material to its limits: the Brick Chandelier evolved. With a diameter of 2.65 meter this chandelier amazes by the combination of being both playful and technical at the same time.
Material: second hand wooden blocks, steel.
Chair, H85 x W40 x L40 cm.
Chandelier, H110 x Dia 265 cm.
Hanger, H30 x W45 cm. Price €150
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.