Tokyo design week: Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek exhibited work both old and new at design store Cibone last week, during Design Tide and all the other concurrent events. Above: Ceramic Jugs. Below: Ceramic Mugs
Hein Eek's new piece on show was a hand-made go kart (above - more info below).
Above: Scrapwood Sideboard
Above: Ceramic Saucers
Piet Hein Eek
Piet had the chance to develop his go kart design into an actual product when a client spotted his prototype and asked Piet to make a set for his 4 Grand children. Piet's go karts are a world of fun for children and adults alike and are definitely something to pass from one generation to the next.
Piet uses materials like scrap wood and factory waste to create new and unique pieces of work. His work has a strong message - he first decides his concept when choosing which material to work with and what processes to use and then takes the necessary time and effort to produce something original.
This is in contrast to many designers today who work in the pursuit of new materials and new technologies which can mass produce a perfect and homogenous product as quickly as possible. CIBONE have supported Piet's work since first meeting him, working closely with him to pursue his style of design.