Piet Hein Eek

Salvaging master

Piet Hein Eek gathers and assembles wood pieces, giving them a second life by creating marquetry and furniture.

Since graduating the Eindhoven Design Academy in 1990, Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek has been hailed as one of the pioneers of Upcycling. In his workshop, located in Philips former headquarters, the artist has since then been exploring the ways waste can be creatively re-used through art. The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam presented his first major exhibition in 1996. More recently, Ruinart commissioned Hein Eek for Art Basel Miami 2013. His recycled wood arch can host multiple champagne bottles. He is currently working on a limited edition furniture collection with IKEA that will benefit from a larger-scale production, schedule to launch in 2017.

Several of Piet Hein Eek’s works, including several tables and an armchair, are available at Royal LECLAIREUR.

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