Two companies that SCP work with closely are Brooklyn based lighting brand Roll & Hill and Dutch experts in re-use Piet Hein Eek. In Milan they both exhibited new products in well-established retail locations.
Roll & Hill were located at Spazio Pontaccio, a design boutique that specialises in limited editions pieces and particularly innovative product. Again, in the heart of the Brera District, the opening event was called SUPPERSCENE and was essentially a very upmarket dinner prepared by Chef Matias Perdomo that took place in the window display of the boutique.
On show from Roll & Hill were new designs Gridlock by Philippe Malouin and Fiddlehead by Jason Miller.
Piet Hein Eek exhibited at Rossana Orlandi, arguably Milan’s finest design store. A great space to visit to see what is current, but also to stop for a while and enjoy a glass of wine in the convivial atmosphere of the central courtyard.
Piet Hein Eek is now a mature company that has a real understanding of how to add value into the products it makes. They are known for using a range of used and recycled materials, but it is in the labour that they add value. Each of their pieces are painstakingly and lovingly made at their impressive Rotterdam based factory. This year, we were particularly impressed by the WASTE WASTE 40×40 range. Made with 40mm blocks of waste wood from other waste based products, these pieces take a lot of time to make, but are well worth the wait.
The new range of Tree Trunk chairs and table are also a delight.
Images courtesy of Roll & Hill and Piet Hein Eek.