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
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 Matka Vase is a traditional Indian water carrier covered in a random pattern of scrap leather. The container has been given a new skin and turned into a vase.
In a reaction to the huge amount of waste of high quality leather created by the furniture industry (up to 30%), Pepe designed the Skin Collection in 2011. Now, in 2012, the Matka Vase is born. The scraps generate a unique and random pattern as every piece has a different shape, giving the Matka a new life by turning waste into a vase.
Using distinctive techniques from his Skin Collection, Matka Vase is produced in his workshop located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Mumbai, India – providing meaningful jobs, income and hope for the neediest. Matka Vase has gone into production in June 2012 and proceeds from sales are partly used to send street children to school.
From waste to wonder.
Material: stainless steel, leather, glue
Size: ⌀26 x 28cm