Piet Hein Eek

Dutch-born Piet Hein Eek is one of Europe’s most prominent leaders in sustainable art and design. With work spanning furniture, fine art, textiles, and accessories, he is known for his use of repurposed materials - including scrap wood and industrial steel remnants.
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Born in Holland in 1967, Piet Hein Eek made an immediate impact on the Scandinavian design world with his final exam project for the Academy for Industrial Design in Eindhoven. Titled “Scrap Wood Cupboards,” the pieces were constructed of reclaimed lumber yard wood. His student collection garnered immediate attention, perceived by many in the design world as a bold reaction to both mass-production banality and material waste.

In 1992, he opened a studio with designer Nob Ruijgrok, forming Eek en Ruijgrok v.o.f. His most famous piece, Waste Furniture, was designed here out of discarded products, fomenting his vision of blending skilled, technically precise design with the nascent credo of “reuse, recycle, reuse.” Another line soon followed, Waste Waste 40x40 - pixelated-looking pieces built from “leftovers from the leftovers,” with materials cut into identical squares of 40 by 40 millimeters then assembled to cover chairs, tables and benches.

Eek has since expanded into rugs, household wares, wallpaper, watches and eyewear. He also created a restaurant – filled with his own pieces – and an art gallery, housed in his studio in Eindhoven, Holland. His critically acclaimed interior design projects also include redeveloped industrial buildings, farmhouses and greenhouses.
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Selected Exhibitions

Casa Perfect Los Angeles 3.0 Exhibition

Casa Perfect Los Angeles 3.0

February 14 - May 1, 2020
Casa Perfect New York Exhibition

Casa Perfect New York

April 1 - August 31, 2019
Piet Hein Eek & Veronese Exhibition

Piet Hein Eek & Veronese

Piet Hein Eek
February 20 - April 1, 2018

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Education:

1990  Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Exhibitions:

2023  “Piet Hein Eek in Los Angeles” – The Future Perfect, Los Angeles, CA

2022  “Launch of the Goldwyn House” – The Future Perfect, Los Angeles, CA

2022  “Momentary Pause” — The Future Perfect, Los Angeles, CA

2021  “Design Miami/Miami” – The Future Perfect, Miami, FL

2019  “The Chair” – The Future Perfect, New York, NY

2019  “Launch of Casa Perfect New York” – The Future Perfect, New York, NY

2018  “PHE & Veronese” – The Future Perfect, New York, NY

2015  “Wonder Room” – The Future Perfect, New York, NY