Matthias Pliessnig

USA Knight Fellow, 2010


Furniture designer Matthias Pliessnig works primarily with steamed bent-wood strips. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Inspired by boatbuilding techniques and classic modernist furniture, Pliessnig uses 3-D modeling software to sketch curves, which he then handcrafts into sensuous forms that cradle the body.

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Providence, 2008; photo credit the artist