Unique Designs: Cabinets with Scrap Wood by Piet Hein Eek
Designers , who create unique pieces, deserve some spotlight as well. We are going today to introduce you to Piet Hein Eek‘s creations. Born in 1967, Piet is a dutch designer, who is a master of the scrap wood technique: using secondhand wood pieces in order to create furniture.
And here is a taste of his beautiful buffets and cabinets. He made his first piece of furniture using scrap wood while he was studying at Design Academy Eindhoven in the 1980s.
The Dutch designer says the furniture he started making from recycled timber in 1989 took off because it stood out against the uniformity of other products.
The results are colorful, enjoyable and convenient to store items. Somewhere a cabinet and a buffet, each piece is a lovely, soulful treasure.
In addition to these, Piet also creates cabinet design and sideboard design. Intrigued by the rough aesthetics and ready availability of the material, Eek designed and built an entire cupboard out of salvaged floorboards and planks from demolished buildings for his graduation project.
The artist standing next to what is going to turn into one of his unique designs. As seen on the picture, he gathers wood that would otherwise be wasted or recycled.
The popularity of the cupboard convinced Eek to start making other products with the material, including tables, chairs and sideboards. Today, all the furniture is made to order in Eek’s large workshop and factory in Eindhoven. Another one of his exclusive design can be seen below.
Another one of his fashionable creations.
The furniture is made by selecting planks of scrap wood, which are painstakingly cut, sanded, arranged by hand within a wooden frame, and then glued, nailed and, for some, lacquered.
The details how much of a great work is done with the leftovers to turn them into furniture. Doesn’t it look like the old treasure chests?
Piet recently started a collection for Ikea, thanks to his growing popularity.