Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

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Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

Dutch designer Pepe Heykoop has created this collection of furniture by covering an assortment of old chairs in odd scraps of leather.

Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

The leather offcuts are roughly stitched together, covering each chair entirely.

Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

Photography by Annemarijne Bax.

Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

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The following is from the designer:


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Furnitures covered up in leather leftovers. The 25-30 percent waste of leather in the furniture industry triggered me to make something beautiful. Covers out of waste.

Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

This project is fed by leather scrap, turning it into random skin patterns, refering to cell structures and growth in nature.

Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

The furnitures used are existing, modified and therefore sometimes slightly seem to grow.

Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

Recycling old furnitures and leatherscrap into fairytale furnitures.

Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

Designed and executed by: Studio Pepe Heykoop
Materials: mainly existing chairs, wood, metal, foam, glue, leather
Size: different sizes
Year: 2011

Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop

Skin Collection by Pepe Heykoop


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  • polly

    looks like grasping at straws

  • http://www.qualitybath.com/browse~category~BathroomVanities~dept~422.htm Alyssa

    he is very original!

  • Cr.

    I have never been a big fan of Pepe's work, but for some reason I tend to like this project. Nice.

  • OtherPeoplePlace

    Does the office chair still go up and down? Otherwise you have taken the function out of it.

  • Grid

    'refering to cell structures and growth in nature'

    Give me a break. I want to see the designers studies that support this description. I doubt very much that this idea rose from a study of cell structure.
    Its just furniture covered in leather pieces.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ganea.adrian Ganea Adrian

    there is only one piece of furniture interesting here.

  • Vincent

    Nice textures and interesting materials use. It's a shame he only uses it to cover an exciting chair. Wondering to see what happens if he designed the chair himself!

  • dan

    FABULOUS! Why not re-invent / re – design disused furniture and scrap materials ?

    • polly

      Well nothing has been redesigned or reinvented here. It is just some furniture that has been covered in leather scrap.
      Also i'm not sure whether scraps are the case. If you look at the two chairs with logs connecting them and the first image of the chair, it looks as though there are quite large pieces of leather used. This makes me think that these are not scraps and are just cut up to make it look this way.

      If the pieces were not cut up and joined in this fashion you may be able to use the scraps for something a little more usefull. The excessive seams only perpetuate waste.

      This sort of work that claims to be saving/reusing materials but ultimately creates useless objects, can be quite irritating.

  • qwerty

    getting tired of this guy….

  • Joe

    This is NOT leather scrap! He cuts up whole skin into little pieces. I've seen him doing it. Maybe he got inspired by the numbers of scrap, but he is definitely not using it. This project lacks integrity