pepe heykoop: skin collection at DMY berlin 2011
pepe heykoop: skin collection at DMY berlin 2011 pepe heykoop: skin collection at DMY berlin 2011
jun 18, 2011

pepe heykoop: skin collection at DMY berlin 2011

‘skin collection’ by pepe heykoop presentation at DMY berlin 2011 image © designboom

at this year’s DMY berlin, designboom saw the presentation of ‘skin collection’ by dutch designer pepe heykoop. using existing, mass-produced furniture as a base, this series is covered with leftover leather scraps which render uniquely organic surface textures.‘the skin collection is a response to the excessive 25-30% leather waste produced by the furniture industry. the leftover scraps are randomly covering both existing and modified furniture with a new skin.’ – pepe heykoopsee designboom’s preview article on pepe heykoop’s skin collection for more about the project.

‘office chair – wool’ image © designboom

installation view image © designboom

‘rocker’ (left) and ‘office chair’ (right) image © designboom

‘bench’ image © designboom

‘mini’ in foreground image © designboom

installation of the ‘skin collection’ at DMY berlin 2011 image © designboom

designer pepe heykoop with his presentation at DMY image © designboom

designer pepe heykoop portrait © designboom

  • very interesting actually!! says:
  • I saw the presentation in DMY and it made me sad/angry. It is a perfect example of Dutch design chewing on itself. Looking around, what others are doing and trying to fit in this decadent, non functional scene. I don t believe this can be comfortable or practical. + I don t see any esthetical value.. Very superficial work in all senses. Another shallow project for galleries..

    ieva says:
  • but the recycling of scraps is functional, no?

    quite beautiful also…

    mary says:
  • agree absolutely with ieva. this sort of work comes across as lazy. like someone trying to join the party without an invite.

    torsion says:
  • i quite like this project actually. i like pepe’s use of material and i think this furniture is totally functional. okay, it might not be the most comfortable with the exposed seams, but this collection is a response to something.

    bloop says:

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