Known worldwide as a pioneer for his use of recycled materials, designer Piet Hein Eek started at Design Academy Eindhoven, alongside the likes of Hella Jongerius, Marcel Wanders and Jurgen Bey- and that's the boring part! Here'a a wee overview of his work:
Piet Hein Eek from top to bottom:
Wooden baskets for Fair Trade Collection -to be launched March 2010.
Facet Bowls in Ceramic; brilliantly, here ceramic pieces are fused together to create interesting shapes.
Scrapwood Bar Stool; the Scrapwood series features reclaimed woods that actually stay beautifully reclaimed-looking. The contrast in materials, colours, and the little details here make each piece special.
Scrapwood Bench with Back
Scrapwood Canteen Table
Scrapwood Workshop Cupboard (swoon)
Crisis Colection Chair and Bench with Back
Boek, a retrospective covering 1990 to 2006, in Dutch and English.
I can hardly wait to see what's next from the Piet Hein Eek Workshop- divinely described by Icon magazine as a mix between Ikea and Santa's workshop.