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Piet Hein Eek Reclaims Old Beams to Create Rustic Yet Modern Designs

Posted By Jorge Diego Etienne On April 18, 2011 @ 7:10 pm In carousel showcase,green furniture,Milan Furniture Fair,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

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Piet Hein Eek’s [1] body of work has been dedicated at large to re-using materials like wood to create unique designs. During this year’s Milan Furniture Fair [2], he showcased his studio’s new designs at the Spazzio Rossana Orlandi [3]. After purchasing a big quantity of beams, Eek began a long process of designing, experimenting and producing that resulted in furniture [4] pieces like benches and armchairs that salvage the material [5] and make beautiful pieces of green design.

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The Dutch designer created a series of objects made from salvaged old wooden beams that preserve their large size and shape. Each one of his chunky-looking beam furniture [4]shown follows a simple aesthetic that barely changes the original form of its elements. The limited number of beams makes these benches and armchairs a limited edition collection.

 

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Going further into simplicity, the one beam bench is constructed from a large wooden beam and then painted in bright colors. These benches don’t have any determined size, since the measure of each beam may vary.

Piet Hein Eek’s design approach honors reclaimed materials and puts them under the spotlight of design’s biggest event.

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+ Milan Furniture Fair [2]


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[1] Piet Hein Eek’s: http://pietheineek.com/

[2] Milan Furniture Fair: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair

[3] Spazzio Rossana Orlandi: http://www.rossanaorlandi.com/

[4] furniture: http://www.inhabitat.com/interiors

[5] material: http://www.inhabitat.com/materials

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/piet-hein-eek-works-with-old-beams-to-produce-new-designs-for-the-milan-furniture-fair/pietheineek_3/

[7] Image: http://inhabitat.com/piet-hein-eek-works-with-old-beams-to-produce-new-designs-for-the-milan-furniture-fair/pietheineek_4/

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