Piet Hein Eek is seen as one of the leading and most successful designers of applied art in The Netherlands. His company survived the financial crisis, but crisis can strike in various ways.

Piet Hein Eek is seen as one of the leading and most successful designers of applied art in The Netherlands. To a large audience from both home and abroad, he is known for his furniture made from reclaimed wood. In Eindhoven, he and his best friend Nob Ruijgrok opened a factory with adjoining store, gallery, event hall and restaurant. Documentary filmmaker Niek Koppen closely followed Eek from 2009 to 2016. It is the story of two friends who build up a small empire. Due to the growth and the challenges this presents, their collaboration is strained.


Credits

Director
Executive producer
Set geluid
Production company
Selfmade Films
TV company
NTR
Omroep Brabant
Postproduction company
Amator Postproductie

Title: Hier komt Piet Hein Eek
Year: 2016
Duration : 55 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2017

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