Collection by Sam Grawe

Piet Hein Eek


Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek is best known for his intricately composed scrap wood furniture—each piece a one-of-a-kind creation that merges artisan handcraft with skilled design processes. But while his use of reclaimed materials has been widely recognized in the recent wave of sustainable design fandom, Eek has been working with scrap since well before the green boom, and his motivation arises as much from an obsession with time as a concern for resources. Dwell travelled to Eek's homespun factory and workshop in Geldrop, The Netherlands, to discuss, among other things, his childhood design projects, his opinion of mass production, and the intentionally inefficient process behind his scrapwood collections.

Piet Hein Eek posing with his scraps
Oak Chair in scrapwood, unlacquered
Showroom featuring Waste Table in high-gloss lacquered scrapwood
Waste Table in scrapwood
In the shop finishing table legs for the Canteen Table
2-Door Cupboard in scrapwood
2-Door Cupboard in scrapwood
Waste Floor in scrapwood
Eek's team assembling wood in the studio
Canteen Table in scrapwood
Crisis Chair in nude plywood
Crisis Chair in nude plywood, stacked.
The Enormous Armchair in scrapwood
Showroom featuring the Football Lamp in gloss stainless steel
Waste Table in steel scrap
The Crisis Chair and Table in grey plywood
Piet Hein Eek, at the drawing board
Chandelier in black plywood
The Copper Table Lamp
Sanding and finishing in the studio
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