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
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
Lightness Of Being is a giant flexible lamp of 3.5m. The inside is full of technique though its look refers to a giant fairy-tale flower from Alice in Wonderland. The base is 75 kg, the stem weighs only 700 grams. This is equal to 1% of its total weight. To switch the light you pull the felt slowly over the stem and the 'flower' closes, and so does the light... The movement of the lamp is based upon the reaction of flowers to light. It seems that flowers hardly move, though when this is filmed in a time lapse you will find out that they have lots of movement in them following the sun. When light comes in only from the side plants can grow in spectacular ways. So can this 3.5-meter long lamp. It will find its way in extreme positions without the technical looks.
The Bamboo Diamond is a stack of bamboo sticks. It gives a play of light while the light passes two layers. The lamp is made with drop out boys from the community. They have had never learnt to count properly… when we started the project. Now they ménage to handle 824 bamboo sticks of different sizes.
The Copper Lampshade is made of bamboo slices held together by copper wires stripped from old electricity cables. “From waste to wonder."This suspension light has been designed especially for our collaboration with the Pardeshi’s. We work with a group of underprivileged women to construct the lamp. The lamp consists of 13 sides. All women working on this project can make one piece at home while running the household in the mean time. When the sides are finished the parts blend together into this atmospheric light.