Gallery: From Slum to Salone: Designer Pepe Heykoop to Launch New Recla...


Carrying a load of leather candelabras in his suitcase, Dutch designer Pepe Heykoop just got back from Mumbai, India. In the slums of the city, he worked with 15 craftswomen in creating signature leather interior accessories made of leftover leather from furniture industry by makers in Mumbai. In his Amsterdam studio, he is now putting a final touch to the prototypes of his ‘tailored candelabra’. The pressure is on, because in two weeks time, these new designs will be launched at the world’s leading design event, the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

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