In a former industrial complex in Eindhoven, Piet Hein Eek new space is a mix of laboratory, workshop, showroom, shop and restaurant. Redesigned to measure its desires, the 10,000 square meters (108,000 Sqft) space is a dream for any art and furniture lover.
Proposals for the dining area in the showroom, in the large room on the first floor Piet Hein Eek has created a new art venue to host their works or other artists-designers.
Lights-crystal sculptures of Hans Van Bentem.
Even if the space were double to what we were looking for, we did not hesitate: “My imagination was immediately put in motion,” he says. “With an area so vast the possibilities were endless. For example, I wanted to set up a dining room for guests. But this could rise to a real restaurant! Then I came other ideas, give life to a shop, in addition to the showroom. And a dedicated space for workshops for young talents. “
Behind the kitchen two long tables, used every day by Piet Hein Eek team for lunch, but they can also be booked for groups, pendant lamps are made with fabrics from the collection of Paul Smith.
The restaurant, managed by Laura Weteling, wife of Nob Ruigrok, a member of Piet. A unique mix of lights from an old church and furniture purchased at auction, as well as tables, chairs and lights that are part of the Piet’s collection.
A view of the showroom.
The workshop is the heart of the company, where 50 people produce Piet Hein Eek furniture for the whole world. All spaces are divided with walls of glass and metal beams recycled from old buildings demolished.
The Melissa Peen wallpaper covers the wall and drawer chest as a trompe l’oeil effect. The Copper lamp by Tom Dixon, a friend of Piet.
Exhibition of furniture, chairs and fuzzball table.
The bar, made with recycled materials from the renovation of the building.
Lamps of the collection that the designer signature Ties for Rossana Orlandi (“his space in Milan is located in a former textile factory, there are still yards of fabric, a rarity today”).
Recycled wooden chairs stacked as a work of art.
Top view of the buildings, which occupy a total of 10,000 square meters, in an industrial area of Eindhoven in the process of redevelopment.