Piet Hein Eek

Piet Hein Eek has been using scraps of wood to create distinctive furniture pieces since long before sustainability became the designer buzzword it is today.

Piet Hein Eek was born in Holland in 1967. It was his 1990 Design Academy Eindhoven graduation project, Scrapwood Creations, that had the design industry first take notice of his work.

Eek used the money from selling the first Scrapwood collection to open his design studio in Eindhoven in 1992. In 1993 Eek joined forces with fellow designer Nob Ruijgrok and established Eek en Ruijgrok.

Eek’s Scrapwood designs have earned him a place among Europe’s most prominent green designers. His work is informed by a respect for materials and appreciation of craftsmanship.

The environment in which he creates is very important to Eek, who also believes that designers should be involved in every aspect of the production process. His studio and factory space in Eindhoven also serves as a showroom, gallery and restaurant.