Eek’s Crisis Bed for children and his Rocking Chair are used at Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy for they fit in perfectly with a building dense with stories and details.
Piet Hein Eek advocates that you should work with the materials at hand. For him, this meant he started designing chairs from matches. At his graduation show at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1990 he attracted attention with his Scrapwood Cupboards. He was interested in the aesthetics and functionality of imperfect materials. Twenty years on, he runs an international company making scrapwood furniture. His design philosophy is still the same: to make unusual objects using simple production methods.
Piet Hein Eek started his own studio in 1992 and in 2010 opened a space in a gigantic former Philips factory. It now houses his workshop, offices, a showroom, a gallery and restaurant, and an event space. His early success and its consolidation meant a major contribution to the international reputation of the Dutch Design Academy and Eindhoven as the cradle of Dutch Design.