Monday, September 2, 2013


Photography © Annemarijne Bax

A few days ago i run into this gorgeous lampshade made out of leather:

Leather Lampshades

Leather Lampshade is Pepe Heykoop’s 1st project made in his workshop in a slum in Mumbai, India. Leather Lampshade is fabricated of soft lambskin leather, whilst its shape refers to old industrial lamps.

The shape is a simplified version of old industrial lamps. Circles became angled and the shade is now soft and therefore foldable so they can be transported flat packed. Leather Lampshade is produced in his workshop located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Mumbai, India – providing meaningful jobs, income and hope for the neediest. Transported flatpacked.