Sunday, 3 April 2011

Piet Hein Eek

Thanks to Hazel Terry for posting this video of Piet Hein Eek this morning. The ethos behind the company is very inspiring. Oriel Myrddin Gallery will be showing an exhibition of Dutch design in September curated by Pembrokeshire's Freshwest Design - Piet Hein Eek is not part of the show, but the show will feature designers influenced by the prestigious Eindhoven Design Academy including Maartin Baas, Riener Bosch, Formafantasma, Daphna Isaacs, Chris Kabel, Digna Kosse, Christien Meindertsma, Mieke Meijer, Berjan Pot, Tejo Remy (TBC), Frederik Roije, Peter van der Jagt, Nathan Wierink.

The Dutch Collection is particular: its emphasis is creative, questioning, light and holistic.  A spirit of research and adventure has meant that selection, curation and delivery have transmogrified into a Freshwest/Netherlands road trip.  Marcus Beck and Simon Macro (Freshwest Design) and Joby Barnard (photography/design) venture to Holland in a van to meet with designers on a whistle-stop ‘select and collect’ tour from some of the best design studios in The Netherlands.


  1. Thank you. What an interesting interview. I've always liked his work but it is nice to know about his working processes because you could make things that look like this work but just on the surface. I'm glad that the philosophy goes right through the process. Love the workshops too!

  2. Thank you Kathryn
    For sharing this video at Bird in the House.
    I am so inspired by Dutch designers.
    They continue to amaze me with the beauty of their ethos, ideas and product.

  3. I have a very distant recollection that we met Piet in Brussels at the Design Show, when I was helping Craig to exhibit his spikey bags. He seemed very genuine then and more so now that he's found his feet. (I think we met him around 15 years ago and he was still fairly young. I really love his work because its not obvious and very refreshing. Thank you Kathryn for the trip down memory lane..
    Good to see you Saturday.


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