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Dutch designs by Piet Hein Eek

by Andrew Williams | April 16, 2013

Piet Hein Eek is, quite simply, a design superstar. While he may not be a household name here in the UK, in Holland his work is the subject of museum exhibitions and huge critical acclaim. He's perhaps best known for his work with waste wood and other materials, turning what other people might see as junk into sleek, stylish designs. 

He has recently completed a collaboration with Dutch interior design company Fair Forward. It is these pieces that form the centrepiece of the range we're stocking at Eighteen Rabbit. Working in partnership with Vietnamese potters, he has combined a contemporary form with traditional colours and patterns to produce a unique hybrid design which feels effortlessly modern while also keeping alive historic motifs and techniques. 

Alongside these unique designs from Piet Hein Eek we have hand picked a selection of other cool designs from Fair Forward, including quirky ceramic origami birds, hip lemonade crockery and a statement pestle and mortar. We'll be expanding our range over the next few months so keep checking back to see more of these incredible pieces. 

Designs currently in stock by Piet Hein Eek are:

Coffee cups

Jug

Bamboo Vase

Crane Vase 

Large Crane Vase    

Blue Vase    

Large Bamboo Vase

Tagged: ceramics, hay on wye, Piet Hein Eek, Vietnam