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NYC water tower bench

Piet Hein Eek

cedar beams
158 x 72 x 95cm

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NYC water tower furniture

Please read the story by Piet Hein Eek about this beautiful project:

We just couldn’t wait with a project that actually isn’t a project yet. Together with Diederick Kraaijeveld, we ordered a container full of water tower wood from New York. He is going to use it to make sculptures and we will make furniture. We will then jointly present the work in the showroom, where our furniture is normally displayed. A lot of transport, you might think, but the idea is to ultimately have the furniture made in New York so that the wood, which is now always discarded, is reused locally.

When we finally received the container full of wood, I couldn’t wait to get started. The
reservoirs are made mainly of cedar wood, a wood that is very moisture and weather
proof and very lightweight. In short, an ideal material for making structures on roofs.
The as-wide-as-thick-table and chairs, made from oak, which we launched in April, will
now gain a little cedar bother in the form of an armchair. The width of the wood is almost
the same width of the beams, whereby the patina of time remains visible on the roofs.

We will also make a dresser with the cedar wood and by taking the beams, which vary in
size, as starting point, and adjusting every cupboard accordingly, we will discard as little
material as possible