February 1, 2007

I Can't Get Enough Of That Piet Hein Eek

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Seriously. Haven't seen it for a while, even though it was one of the first things I ever found for Daddy Types [alas, a few months too late for our own crib-buying]. But the more I think about it, the more I really like Piet Hein Eek's kids' furniture, which is pieced together by hand in his workshop using reclaimed wood. It's the antithesis of sleek, factory-perfect luxury, and it expands the concept of artisanal production, even as it challenges typical ideas of craftsmanship.

Let's just hope he's drawing on a rich Dutch construction industry legacy of no lead paint and well-sanded edges.

There's an interview/factory visit with Eek [Hein Eek?] in Icon Magazine, the issue with the self-proclaimed jetset "hermit" and insufferable pompous ass Philippe Starck on the cover.

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Piet Hein Eek [icon-magazine.co.uk]
Childrens furniture at Piet Hein Eek include high chairs for EUR450 and a variety of cribs starting at EUR810, +shipping, -VAT, remember [pietheineek.com]

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