Piet Hein Eek has made a career out of high-end furniture made from scrap wood and metal, but success in his field didn’t come easily. Photo: Nick Bookelaar
Piet Hein Eek has made a career out of high-end furniture made from scrap wood and metal, but success in his field didn’t come easily. Photo: Nick Bookelaar

High-end furniture made from used materials a sustainable success story for Dutch designer – but it took time for people to buy the idea of sitting on scrap

  • Piet Hein Eek has designed everything from tables and stools to a hotel, in a way that champions the use of ‘waste’; he’s even worked on a product line for Ikea
  • Featuring at this year’s Knowledge of Design Week in Hong Kong, he reveals what goes into his high-end works, and how acceptance in his field didn’t come easily

Piet Hein Eek has made a career out of high-end furniture made from scrap wood and metal, but success in his field didn’t come easily. Photo: Nick Bookelaar
Piet Hein Eek has made a career out of high-end furniture made from scrap wood and metal, but success in his field didn’t come easily. Photo: Nick Bookelaar
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