This project came into existence as a reaction to the annoyance of having to throw away material because it was too expensive to do anything with it. Not because it was worthless but because labour costs so much. The game of turning daily reality around and pretending that labour is free and materials are worth their weight in gold resulted in this unique piece. As opposed to almost any other product, the Wired Buste is made with the patience of a saint, quite a feat considering this is an age in which time is a rare commodity for pretty much everyone.
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Piet Hein Eek has built his business around old materials, saving these discarded pieces of wood and working outside of the circuit of mass production. His instantly recognizable work considers the tension between modernity and tradition, waste and sustainability. Piet Hein Eek's work is sold in numerous galleries worldwide.View designer’s page