Dutch scrap wood furniture — Piet Hein Eek

We are loving this gorgeously tactile range of furniture from Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek. Made from reclaimed scrap wood they are made in short series in his small factory in the Netherlands. The furniture has a beautiful worn in aesthetic, like driftwood found on the beach, but this is matched with excellent craftsmanship so that the carpentry lifts the quality up several notches to make each piece a wonderful one off. He fully embraces the textures of recycled materials, but turns them into something decorative rather than scrappy. His approach is shown particularly well in a large scrap wood table where all the different bits of wood combine together create a patchwork quilt effect. Eek says of his work "Everyone is trying to make perfect furniture so I did the opposite, I made furniture that is imperfect. I like using materials that are worthless and acting as though they are precious." We must say however that while well crafted scrap wood furniture definitely becomes precious in the hands of Piet Hein Eek, it does not come cheaply and these pieces make particularly hefty investments. There are though some more affordable smaller pieces on offer such as bowls and mirrors. ::Piet Hein Eek
[Leonora & Petz]