(jiří macek) Young Dutch designer Pepe Heykopp built a chair from over one hundred bricks inspired by a drawing by James Gulliver Hancock. While he was at it, he also built a chandelier. Visitors will be able to see both designs at the Dutch Invertuals presentation at Design Week in Milan.
The drawing was the first interpretation of a classical chair; the concept of bricks by Pepe Heykopp was an interpretation of this interpretation – at least in Heykopp’s words…
“I immediately fell in love with that drawing. The chair situated in the top left corner simply caught my eye. Ever since that moment, I had to think about the bricks I saw in the drawing,” explains Heykopp, who graduated from Design Eindhoven last year. Even though the drawing contained only an old chair and no blocks, “We all see something different on the same drawing,” he said.
In order to construct the chair, he needed over one hundred of the children’s bricks from which we all once used to build towns and castles. Subsequently, he started constructing a chandelier with a two meter wide span in order to find the limits of his project, which he calls Brickseries. Visitors at Design Week in Milan will be able to see it at a presentation of young designer studios from the Dutch city of Eindhoven. Apart from Pepe Heykopp, the installation will include work by EDHV, Raw Color, House of Origin, and Bart Hesse.
Brickchair, design: Pepe Heykopp