AT THE STUDIO
with Designer Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven
The core of designer Piet Hein Eek philosophy is that waste should be treated as gold. His combination of uncommon material and also uncommon, but simple methods of working has become the thread through his work. Making unique products out of so called worthless materials. It all began with a scrap wood closet in 1990, when perfection was still the norm. But instead of working purely as a designer, he is producing, distributing and even selling his own products. His furniture and other products sell worldwide and can be seen in The Museum of Modern Art in New York as well as many other galleries, shops and museums. Recently, Piet Hein Eek moved into a huge old factory in Eindhoven, employing around 50 people. A fantastic place where he have everything in one place; studio, showroom, production, gallery, warehouse, shop, and a great restaurant. And it´s all done in his own unique way. Meet Piet and his team and hear what drives him.