Piet Hein Eek

tree trunk table

It appears to be an innocent design, the new Tree Trunk Table and Chair. But it’s the result of a determination not to throw anything away. Taking the material as it is, doing as little as possible to it and assigning it a major role in the final product is virtually always the starting point for Piet's designs. It only came to him later that this principle had been carried to extremes with these designs. The two planks of the table top have the size and shape they had when they arrived from the sawmill. The split that remains open in the heart of the table top is, from a practical point of view, actually no problem at all. With the chairs, this actually makes it possible to place the wooden parts at the right angle, thus creating the desired seating comfort. The back legs of the chairs can only be made using wooden pieces that are bent in the right way – wood that normally can’t be used at all for traditional, pragmatic, straight designs done on a drawing table or computer. Just as, in the past, the ribs of a boat or rafters of a roof were made from selected trees, we have to select the wood for the legs. This means that the chairs cannot just be made in any quantity and whenever you want.

Tree trunk Table >300 and <500 cm’s - price on request.

lead time: approx. 14 weeks

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€ 2.545 for customers outside the EU

designer: Piet Hein Eek
year: 2014

oak

available in 300 x 100 x 77cm 

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