pepe heykoop: leather lampshades
 
pepe heykoop: leather lampshades pepe heykoop: leather lampshades
oct 26, 2010

pepe heykoop: leather lampshades

‘leather lampshade’ by pepe heykoop product photographer: annemarijn bax photography

dutch designer pepe heykoop in collaboration with tiny miracles foundation has launched a line of products called ‘leather lampshade’. resembling old metal industrial lamps, the design of the lampshades put a softer spin on the iconic form with its all leather appearance and construction. available in two shapes, horizontal and vertical, and in two different finishes, grey and beige,  the leather used for the products are only from skins that are byproducts to other manufactured projects.

all the lampshades are handmade by a group of women that heykoop has set up himself in mumbai, india through the tiny miracles foundation, an organization set out to improve the life of street kids. the aim of the project is to engage as many underprivileged people in the process as possible. for every lampshade sold, the equivalent of a month of school fees is donated to the daughters of the twenty mothers who produce the lampshades.

vertical in beige 78 x 59 cm

horizontal in grey 48 x 80 cm

vertical in grey 78 x 59 cm

horizontal lampshade from underneath

details

detail of the inside

stitching of the lampshade

women constructing the lampshades together

pepe heykoop with the women in mumbai, india

  • wow-love how organic these are-and there handmade quality

    Mary St. John says:
  • leather lampshades? it sounds very bad..you know, from the history..and looks also not the nicest.

    Noa says:
  • Good idea that could be taken further with modern design elements d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • jetwax+1 – play around with the frame/stretched leather more to find sculptural abstract ideas + the inside almost looks better than the outside, but its less visible….keep going…..:o)

    mr says:

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