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PHE Hotel Carpets 


Well-balanced colour schemes turn every room in Piet Hein Eek Hotel

into a one-off experience. Moreover, working from a distinct colour scheme and an inventive framework for distributing rolls of carpet based on their measurements, we created carpet flooring for the hallways and rugs tailored to the rooms.


Four colours, two techniques: endless possibilities. Orange, green, purple and brown were selected as the carpets' base colours. We alternate between cut pile and loop pile tufting techniques. Taking a classic banded pattern as their point of departure and playing with various compositions, unique gradients emerge in the carpets. Walking through the hotel's hallways, their appearance changes, depending on distance and the guest's perspective.

The carpets amplify the dimensions of the hallways but also enhance the guests' experience of these transitional spaces. The hallway carpet designs were leading and determined the design for the individual rugs in the rooms. This framework allows for flexible compositions in carpet and individual rugs, reminding one of a game of Tetris. The result: lots of different designs without any waste of materials.


Year: 2021

Photography: Ronald Smits




Piet Hein Eek is internationally known for his distinctive furniture design, yet his portfolio also includes large-scale interior projects and the revitalization of entire structures. In 2020, the designer teamed up with RENS for in-depth research into the colourful thread running through his work over the past 30 years.


This collaborative effort resulted in a selection of colours that were translated into an exclusive paint line boasting 40 distinctive hues, crafted by artisanal paint manufacturer Lacq (Vliegenthart). A year later, RENS’ research also led to the design of a custom colour scheme for every room in Piet Hein Eek's hotel in his hometown of Eindhoven.

Everything is interconnected: projects, research, experiments all expand on each other. In this case, things started out with PHE off the charts, followed by PHE Hotel Colours, which led to PHE Hotel Carpets.

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