Out from the woodpile comes music to our ears. We may do a double-take to find the source… a closer look shows the woodsy hideaway of Netherland entertainer Hans Liberg. The pile of logs is actually his music studio for composing and recording. When the windows are open, it’s more clearly resembles a habitable home.
But when they’re closed, none’s the wiser.
The for-real recording studio was created by Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek, known for his scrap wood furniture and use of reclaimed materials well before the green boom took off. He says of his conceptions, “Everyone is trying to make perfect furniture so I did the opposite, I made furniture that is imperfect.”
The rolling structure can be relocated from Hilversum, but only if it’s to another secluded space of woods, meadows and lakes, where Liberg’s creative juices flow best. With sold-out performances in Europe, Holland, Germany, Austria and Belgium, the winner of a 1997 International Emmy Award cherishes his imperfectly reclaimed log hut.
Because at day’s end, it’s perfect for him and his work.