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The Sustainable Design Book by Rebecca Proctor

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Matka Vase

Pepe Heykoop

Recycled stainless steel, scrap leather

H: 28 cm (11 in), W: 26 cm (10¼ in)

www.pepeheykoop.nl

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Matka Vases are designed by Pepe Heykoop and produced in his workshop located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Mumbai, India, providing meaningful jobs, income and hope for its neediest residents (see pages 148–49).

The vases were designed using recycled matkas (traditional Indian stainless steel water carriers) and scrap leather. The concept is partly a reaction to the huge amount of high-quality leather wasted by the furniture ...

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