pepe heykoop at imm cologne 2013
pepe heykoop at imm cologne 2013 pepe heykoop at imm cologne 2013
jan 19, 2013

pepe heykoop at imm cologne 2013

‘paper vase cover’ by pepe heykoop coated paper, threadadjustable size – 50 x 18 cm, 80 grams image © annemarijne bax



at imm cologne 2013, pepe heykoop presents his collection produced as part of his collaboration with the tiny miracles foundation in mumbai india – the paper vase cover, leather lampshades, matka vase, bamboo diamond and copper lampshade. the initiative, set up by heykoop’s cousin, involves the community living in the slums of india and aims to pull 700 people from poverty by providing healthcare, education and jobs within 8 years.


some examples of how tiny miracles includes the community can be seen with the ‘paper vase cover’ – a water-proof, flat-pack skin that turns an empty bottle into an aesthetic feature – which was created in collaboration with the pardeshi community of women that live by the very dangerous area of the red light district in mumbai. the ‘bamboo diamond’ was built with the help of drop out boys from the slums. the series activates design and making as a positive tool for change within the impoverished areas of india.



the paper vase is a water-proof, flat-pack skin that turns an empty bottle into an aesthetic featureimage © annemarijne bax



image © annemarijne bax



the pieces at imm cologne 2013image © designboom



the vase comes in plain white, black and undertone green color blocksimage © designboom



detail image of the folded paperimage © designboom



installation view of the paper vase cover collection at imm cologneimage © designboom



InstructionVideoPaperVaseCover from Pepe Heykoop on Vimeo.

instruction video demonstrating how to build the paper vase cover



‘copper lampshade’image © annemarijne bax



image © annemarijne bax



‘bamboo diamond’image © annemarijne bax



detail image of the copper weavingimage © annemarijne bax



pepe heykoopportrait © designboom



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