The project started when Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek found a large quantity of unused silk necktie fabrics in the former ties factory Spazio Rosanna Orlandi in Milan. As the famed designer is known for reworking bits of found wood into wonderful furniture, a dissimilar material made Piet Hein Eek turn to textile designer Borre Akkersdijk. They soon embarked on an interesting collaboration.
The result is a series of quilts from the unexpected material. The silk tie garments were carefully selected and combined after colour and design, then subsequently filled with padding and finally stitched together to a larger piece.