Spotlight on Piet Hein Eek
This week marks Dutch Design Week, an annual event which takes place in Eindhoven every October. Bringing together over 2500 designers, DDW provides the opportunity to exhibit, lecture, debate and celebrate forward-thinking design.
With the core values of experimentation, innovation and pushing the boundaries of different creative disciplines at its heart. The festival reflects the design philosophy of Piet Hein Eek. Since launching his acclaimed Scrapwood furniture in the late 1980’s, Eek has gained international recognition for creating work which blurs the lines between art and design.
Combining meticulous craftsmanship with an environmentally conscious design methodology, the Dutch designer highlights the value of mundane, and often discarded, materials. From his Eindhoven-based workshop, he creates furniture which is unique, highly sought after and on display in many galleries across the world.