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apr 15, 2010

piet hein eek milan 2010


piet hein eek milan 2010
different glass lamps are unified into a chandelier

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as part of milan design week 2010, dutch designer piet hein eek is showcasing his past and present collections at rossana orlandi.


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in these glass lamps designs, piet hein eek brings new life to old lighting units by recycling them to create new forms of chandeliers. the individual lamps sit inside a round metal rod and are strung together in various vertical and circular formats.


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glass lamp oriented in a vertical position
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ceramic bowls, cups and plates re-purposed into a collection
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old ceramic bowls, cups and plates found from flea markets are unified into a complete collection. while the individual pieces are diverse in form, color and taken from various time periods, they are given unity through their color and finish.

 


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ceramic dinnerware created by eek for douwe egberts, an international supplier of coffee system.
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‘fair trade original’ baskets
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in honor of the 50th anniversary of fair trade original, eek introduced a special collection of baskets. the pieces were completed in collaboration with wood craftsmen and ceramic craftmen in vietnam.

 


‘fair trade original’ baskets
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‘scrapwood’ table
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‘scrapwood’, a table made from old wood pieces is one of eek’s most iconic pieces. coming out of his reaction against the prevailing craving for flawlessness, his intention was to show that products did not need to be perfect in order to appeal to a human’s sense aesthetic and functionality.

in order to present this particular piece for milan design week 2010, eek experienced restrictions in the small exhibition space to accommodate his large ‘scrapwood’ table. his resulting solution was to group the individually parts of the table together and to showcase the piece vertically.

 


‘scrapwood’ bins
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