Good Quote: Piet Hein Eek on Sustainable Design

Good Quote: Piet Hein Eek on Sustainable Design


"The major thing is that you make durable things. If you buy a couch from IKEA with FSC-certified wood and you throw it away after two years, it is much worse than a non-FSC wood couch that you keep for 100 years."

That's Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek's take on "sustainable design," straight from a recent interview with Dwell magazine ...

Eek goes on to say: "For me, it's about quality and creating a look that is timeless rather than a design that is fashionable. Most of our furniture gets old in a beautiful way."

It's no secret that we're big fans of Eek's work here at AT. He designs striking furniture using mostly scrap wood and metal. And, given our feelings on the topics of durability and craftsmanship, this interview definitely endears him to us even more.

Read the whole thing at Dwell.com.

image via Dwell.com

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