pepe heykoop
pepe heykoop
mar 16, 2009

pepe heykoop

‘tape pot’ teapot

pepe heykoop is a dutch designer who has been featured a couple of times on designboom. his most recent appearance was at the 2009 cologne furniture fair where he displayed his prize winning flexible chair ‘a restless chairacter’. heykoop has produced a number of other distinctive piece in his young career, including the oversized lamp ‘ lightness of being’. this large floor lamp was inspired by the movements of wilting flowers and allows full 360 degree movement. the lamp has five joints which move fluidly to create the illusion of a fully flexible support. the shade itself is made from a thin metal wire that is covered in a cobweb like textile. other designs include the ‘tap pot’ teapot, made from taping two teapots together and the ‘conversations’ light sculptures.

pepe heykoop‘lightness of being’ flexible light inspired by wilting flowers

pepe heykoop‘lightness of being’ flexible light inspired by wilting flowers

pepe heykoop‘a restless chairacter’ flexible chair (photo by lutz strenstein)

pepe heykoop‘brickchandelier’ made using over 1,000 building blocks

pepe heykoop l: ‘RAF chair’ inspired by fashion designer raf simons r: ‘liquid pillows’ chairs dipped in soft foam and covered in rubber

pepe heykoop‘conversations’ light beams connected

pepe heykoop‘conversations’ light beams connected

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