Piet Hein Eek's "Waste" Series

Piet Hein Eek's "Waste" Series

Keehnan Konyha
Oct 14, 2008

It's been a bit since we've fawned over Dutch furniture designer Piet Hein Eek's innovative pieces. His latest collection, called simply Waste, was unveiled in a pop-up shop as part of London Design Week this month...

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The collection is so named because each piece is designed to utilize 99% (99.13%, to be exact.) of the sheet of steel it is manufactured from. The only waste is a result of the holes made for fasteners.

Eek is an icon of green design. While not "sustainable" in the traditional sense (being made from materials created as a result of wasteful system), they are always brilliant examples of thinking outside a traditional manufacturing process. His "Free Work" collection showcases this methodology, using worthless materials created by industry and nature to create beautiful, functional objects.

The Rabih Hage/Piet Hein Eek pop-up store is on view until October 31 in London. Eek's designs are available via his website, and in the US, via Studio Forbes.

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