Dutch designer and architect Piet Hein Eek designed this fabulous contemporary mobile log cabin (it can be moved on wheels) as a private study for his friend and musician/entertainer Hans Liberg.
Mobile Log Cabin
Dutch designer Piet van Eek has built a hut of timber that, when its windows are closed, masquerades as a woodpile. The Trunk Garden Hut was created for his musician friend who admired the technique previously used by the designer for his Tree Trunk Cupboard and asked if he wouldn’t mind building him a workshop with the same type of exterior.
“Musicologist and comedian Hans Liberg asked me if it was possible to make the tree trunk cupboard, but much larger in order to function as a workshop. The hut had to be mounted on wheels because it was impossible to get a permit for the place where he wanted it to be, namely right in the middle of a nature reserve.
We made kind of a study caravan where he could write, read, make music and muse. The use of shutters meant that it could be completely closed, giving it the appearance of a pile of wood on the edge of the forest.” – Piet Hein Eek (book 2)
the beautiful photos are by Thomas Mayer
Longtime fans of the designer, we previously featured his steel grill here and his special case for Ruinart Champagne here.
No stranger to designing with wood scrap or creating garden houses, you can see more of the work of Piet Hein Eek here.