Fighting Poverty with Design
April 23, 2014
Designed by Pepe Heykoop, the Paper Vase is a skin to cover any empty bottle and to turn it into a vase. Adjustable in size by rolling up the paper the vase cover will fit any bottle. The triangular structure allows the paper to set around its bottle. The paper vase comes flat packed in an envelope.
Conceived as a project in cooperation with the Tiny Miracles Foundation, the vase is manufactured by the very poor people in the red light district of Mumbai.
“The ambition is to have 700 people out of poverty in ten years time,” said Heykoop. “We are pretty much half way”.”