Saturday, November 9, 2013
101 karakters - like a blanc canvas
All 101 finalists of the Histor cabinet design competition 1 cabinet - 101 characters were invited at Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven today.
Piet Hein Eek designed a cabinet especially for Histor. It's a cabinet on legs made of underlayment.
The cabinet is like a blank canvas. It's up to you how you want to paint it.
Everyone could join the Histor campaign '1 cabinet 101 characters' and submit their ideas for a unique character for an unpainted Piet Hein Eek cabinet.
With 2,000 special and inspiring entries within a period of two weeks, the campaign is a huge success! The 101 most extraordinary ideas for the cabinet were brought to life, in the workplace of Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven today.
I was invited to write an article on my blog and we got guide tour by Piet Hein Eek himself.
In the meantime all the winners started painting their cabinets in the giant and light workplace of the Piet Hein Eek factory. What an inspiring place, for me it was wood heaven...
It was interesting and striking to see how different the 101 cabinet designs have become. Many participants also made the inside of the cabinet a work of art. I must admit I already like the raw version of the cabinet and I've seen lots of lovely painted versions...