Piet Hein Eek’s Wonder Room at The Future Perfect
In case you missed it, on Saturday we recapped our favorite offerings from around town during NYCxDesign. But there was one location whose showcase we saved for its own story: The Future Perfect, where owner Dave Alhadeff has given over the entire Noho shop to Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek until mid-June. In the shop, Hein Eek has recreated the top floor of his Eindhoven studio, employing a concept he calls the Wonder Room — a collaborative showcase that includes new work by Hein Eek, commissioned pieces from artists like Floris Wubben and Calico Wallpaper, and curated lighting from the likes of Karl Zahn, Bec Brittain, Michael Anastassiades, and Ladies & Gentlemen Studio. The effect is incredibly singular, both the result of walking into such a thoroughly different Future Perfect — so far from its roots as a purveyor of giftable small goods — and by virtue of the cohesiveness of Hein Eek’s vision. We were particularly taken with Hein Eek’s new work, which sees the Dutch artist using discarded scrap metal from his own workshop to create beautiful items like a glass-topped Rag Pipe table and a cabinet made from welded steel plates finished with an oxidized lacquer. Check out some of the photos below, or if you’re in the neighborhood, go experience it in person at 55 Great Jones Street.