Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Matthias Pliessnig's 'spill bench'. Matthias is a sculptor and furniture maker who specialises in organic steam bent flowing forms. His benches are made from steam bent strips of white oak they have a fluid dynamism and breathtaking sculptural form.
His first love was airplanes and he planned on being a pilot, however his eyesight wouldn't permit this career choice and he went to study at Rhode Island School of Art and Design. It was building a boat one summer that captured his imagination and fascination with skeletal wooden structures, that are extremely light and strong.
Using computer aided surves and laborious craftsmanship Matthias has become obsessed with creating these incredible, elegant, languid structures and combining them with functionality.