Posts Tagged ‘piet hein eek’

TRIED & TESTED: PIET HEIN EEK EINDHOVEN

January 17, 2011

Most striking feature:

When you enter the Piet Hein Eek zone, you first notice his massive workplace. The place where every single bench, table or chair is produced. Cool to see all the wooden parts lying around – knowing that those parts will soon turn into a great piece of furniture. There is a store (which wasn’t open at sunday) and a restaurant. With of course some Piet Hein Eek furniture, but also some vintage pieces. I loved the wooden plate where they served our sandwich on. I loved the Aesop handsoap in the toilets (it’s about the details isn’t?) and I loved the huge bar in the middle of the restaurant made of tubes.

Check out: www.pietheineek.nl

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TRIED & TESTED: TEACHING HOTEL MAASTRICHT

November 9, 2010

Most striking feature:

The students of the Hoge Hotelschool are running this hotel. That’s why it’s called a Teaching Hotel. And that’s why the location of the hotel is next to the School of Hotel Management. It’s located in a beautiful white castle and the 26 rooms are designed by several Dutch artists like Piet Hein Eek, Richard Hutten and Studio Job. I’ve only seen a couple of rooms but I really like the suite of Gerben van der Molen of Stars design. It’s like you’re in a forest with a green, autumn print on the walls and the floor. A hammock in one corner and a swing in another. The restaurant has one of the coolest interiors ever (designed by Leon de Lange, student of the Design Academy in Eindhoven).

Check out: www.hotelschoolmaastricht.nl