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DDW 2013: Piet Hein Eek

After brutally demolishing and rebuilding the formal Philips RF building, Piet Hein Eek (PHE) created a completely new meaning and identity for a once dirty industry by turning the building into a new creative centre of industry. Since its opening in October 2010, Eindhoven has been enriched with one of the most fabulous, creative and trendy places. It boasts a restaurant, showroom, exhibition spaces, design shop, young designers’ ateliers and PHE offices and his manufacture workshop.

“When I walked through the building the first time, I could not see a thing. It was dark, the windows were painted shut with peeling paint, and the walls and ceiling system appeared to have been randomly placed and installed. The building of our dreams.” Piet Hein Eek

Piet Hein Eek’s place is a definite must-visit, and not only during DDW.



DDW Special exhibition: Anthon Beeke – Absolutely not just posters!

You can count yourself lucky if people know you from somewhere, or if they know anything at all about what you do. Most people and most achievements are doomed to be forgotten. And of the ones that are known, even then very little is known about them. The genius, the versatility and the cohesion are often not discovered until after being scrutinised. In retrospect, as is often the case with wisdom. “It’s a Miracle” – is the exhibition named after the book that was published on 30 June this year. During DDW, visitors had a unique opportunity to reflect ‘live’, to feel, to admire, to understand, and more than anything to enjoy a lifetime’s work in all its many parts, by Anthon Beeke.

Here you can see a preview of the book “It’s a Miracle!”

Above poster: design and photography by Paulina Matusiak




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