Mr Eek, do you have a design philosophy?
Yes, I do! Well, at least I think I do.
Do you see yourself as an artist, designer or producer?
If I have to make a choice – and that is only if someone asks me this question – I always say ‘designer’ because design is an integral part of everything I do.
Where do you source the materials for your work?
It’s the other way around. I’m always inspired by what’s around me. The material is one of the most important things, that’s also why I started using scrap materials before anybody else did.
What does rubbish mean for you?
Compared to other people, I don't see a lot of things as rubbish because I can often use them to make new things.
Where do you design your unique pieces?
Most of the time I do my designing at our office, but also at home or on holiday and when I’m traveling.
When you visit a flea market, what are you looking for?
Actually, my wife is the one who loves flea markets and she collects almost everything. Her collections are always very inspiring. The old lampshade lamp is inspired by her collection of old lampshades. Since she made this collection, we have been using old lampshades for other products too and try to purchase as any as possible. This is just one example – we collect all kinds of things.