A flawless illusion against flawlessness

A flawless illusion against flawlessness
Scrapwood cupboard made out of 
real scraps of wood

A flawless illusion against flawlessness
 A detail of the scrapwood cupboard 
made out of real scraps of wood


Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek first gained attention in 1990 with his scrapwood cupboard designs which were meticulously made out of actual scraps of wood. He said his inspiration was a reaction against the idea of flawlessness, which is why he wanted to create an imperfect product.

Years later, he designed another "scrapwood" product. This one allowed a buyer to create Piet Hein Eek’s vision of flawlessness on their own walls. This one, however, was an illusion, since it was a scrapwood design printed on rolls of wallpaper.

A flawless illusion against flawlessness
Scrapwood wallpaper not made out of 
real scraps of wood

A flawless illusion against flawlessness
Rolls of scrapwood wallpaper. 

There are currently no plans to make these rolls of wallpaper into furniture legs.

– Piet Hein Eek>>
– See more of his scrapwood designs at Spacecroft>>
– Scrapwood Wallpaper>>
– piet hein eek: scrapwood wallpaper, Designboom>>

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