Piet Hein Eek made a name for himself in the ‘90s for creating products entirely from waste materials. I know what you’re thinking… This has obviously been done before. Except it hasn’t. Well, not this way anyway. At the time, his earlier pieces were built from discarded materials, deemed ‘too expensive’ for commercial use so they were thrown in the waste pile.
This time round, Piet Hein Eek has taken it one step further. He’s now using the waste off the waste. Yes, he’s using the off-cuts from the previous project to create furniture with objects that are twice recycled and absolutely no material goes to waste. So, he’s going to have difficulty taking the project any further.
The collection is called Waste Waste 40×40, as the off-cuts are formed into 40mm by 40mm blocks arranged around a pre-fabricated structure, giving the end products a pixilated, mosaic like quality.