Pepe Heykoop (1984) studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven, graduated in 2008. Studio Pepe Heykoop was founded in 2009, while his collaboration with Tiny Miracles started in 2010.
The work of Dutch designer Pepe Heykoop straddles two worlds—the collectible pieces made in his Amsterdam studio, and the retail products made with women in a slum in Mumbai, India, as part of the Tiny Miracles Foundation, setup by his cousin. Yet these two facets of his practice are not incompatible. Both reflect Heykoop’s idealism and vision as a designer, both enable his exploration in the handmade. Recycling is at the heart of many of Heykoop’s designs, turning waste into wonder.
Multiple award winning products and nominations underline his vision. Pepe's unique works are sold to collectors in the field. Recently the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum NY acquired a piece of his Skin Collection.
Photography Marijn Bax
FROM WASTE TO WONDER
''I work with leftover material a lot, not only because I like it, but as well because i feel the urge to review the way we make use of our resources and materials given by this planet. Creative thinking can lead to new discoveries that will give shape to our future, both physically and mentally''
ICFF EDITORS AWARD 2015 'Best new designer of the year'
Salone Satelite AWARD Nomination
'Original Products Design Award' in Modern Decoration International Media Award 2013 Shenzhen
Nominated: ICON AWARDS 'Best emerging design studio of the Year 2013' London
Interior Innovation Award IMM Cologne 2013
BIO 23 Award Lubljana 2012
DMY Berlin Nomination 2011
Interior Innovation Special mention d3 Contest IMM Cologne 2010
Interior Innovation Award d3 Contest IMM Cologne 2009