Milan 2012 Preview: Matka Vases by Pepe Heykoop

The Matka Vase project is a continuation of Pepe Heykoop’s previous Skin Collection.

Having set up a workshop in one of Mumbai’s poorest slum areas, the vases are designed by Pepe and produced in Mumbai. The income from sales are used to send needy children to school in the slums.

Matka is the name of the traditional indian stainless steel water carriers. Recycled Matkas are used for the vases and scraps of leather are applied on top.

Pepe explains, ” Every single vase contains a unique and personal story both of its previous owner and the person who gave it new life and use”. 

The vases will be exhibited at Cascina Ciccagna, Room 36 during Milan Furniture Fair 2012.

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