PIET HEIN EEK
From the day Piet Hein Eek graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1990, he immediately captivated people with his signature style. His career has unfolded to encompass the production of everything from furniture, lighting and objects to major interiors and buildings. He distinguishes himself by his unique self-production facility in Eindhoven where his honestly constructed designs are conceived and then built by his skilled workshop team. Every one of his projects is informed by his ongoing fascination and understanding of materials, machines and processes. Piet Hein Eek is one of the most acclaimed contemporary designers working today. Within his home country of Holland, he is celebrated as a national treasure.
“My career has always been about taking from the past to reflect something new,” the designer explained, “I always try to take advantage of what’s available: machines, craft, people and connections. It’s a simple thing, but in the end it explains everything about my work.”