Together with Diederick Kraaijeveld, Piet Hein Eek ordereds a container full of water tower wood from New York. The reservoirs are made mainly of cedar wood, a wood that is very moisture and weather proof and very lightweight. In short, an ideal material for making structures on roofs. The as-wide-as-thick-table and chairs, made from oak, which we launched in April, will now gain a little cedar bother in the form of an armchair. The width of the wood is almost the same width of the beams, whereby the patina of time remains visible on the roofs. They will also make a dresser with the cedar wood and by taking the beams, which vary in size, as starting point, and adjusting every cupboard accordingly, they will discard as little material as possible.
Piet Hein Eek has built his business around old materials, saving these discarded pieces of wood and working outside of the circuit of mass production. His instantly recognizable work considers the tension between modernity and tradition, waste and sustainability. Piet Hein Eek's work is sold in numerous galleries worldwide.View designer’s page
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