July 14, 2004

Awesome Scrapwood Crib by Piet Hein Eek

One of the original members of Droog Design, which revolutionized Dutch design in the mid-90's, Piet Hein Eek takes an offbeat approach to design problems; he regularly uses--or re-uses, actually-- scrap wood to realize his stripped down archetypal forms. The result: highly refined basic, even simplistic shapes, with richly varied color and texture.

Well, he designs children's furniture. Out of elaborately patchworked scrapwood. Cradles and cribs, dressers, a changing table, a rocking chair, a high chair... The crib above is 68x120x90 cm, and goes for 810.

You might as well look at it all, then put it out of your head, because as far as I know, it's not for sale in the US.

Of course, don't let that stop you from pestering the Amsterdam design mecca Frozen Fountain or Sterre + Tijl, a children's store, who both carry Eek's work.

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What the...So does it come complete with tetnus covered rusty nails and chipping lead paint, too? Maybe it's my lack of vision, but I can't imagine a decor that this would work in other than a construction site or an abandoned wino-filled warehouse.

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