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Scrapwood wallpaper Piet Hein Eek
Scrap wood wallpaper, designed in the Netherlands by Piet Hein Eek! Six variations, containing images of scrap wood.
About Piet Hein Eek:
Piet Hein Eek was born in the Netherlands in 1967 and graduated from the Academy for Industrial Design in Eindhoven in 1990. While at the Academy, he gained attention for his graduation project Scrap Wood Cupboards. He sold all of the cupboards and used the money to start his own design studio in 1992. Eek first developed an interest in old materials after restoring a cupboard for his sister; he thought the old wood looked nicer than the new. He has built his business around old materials, saving these discarded pieces of wood and working outside of the circuit of mass production. Piet Hein Eek's work is sold in numerous galleries worldwide. He has exhibited at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Milan Furniture Fair, Italy; and Cïbone, Tokyo.
‘As Piet Hein puts it:’ the scrap wood cupboard from 1990 was my response to the prevalent craving for flawlessness. I wanted to show that products that aren't perfect can also appeal to our sense of aesthetics and functionality. I also wanted to design a product that could be made with limited means, material that was abundant. The combination of uncommon material and also uncommon (but simple) methods of working became the hallmark through our work. Because of the expanded possibilities, the variety in our work has grown. Still, the challenge remains to get the maximum out of the circumstances."
This product has won the ICFF Best of Show Award 2011 in the Wall Covering category!