matthias pliessnig: amada bench
 
matthias pliessnig: amada bench
nov 19, 2010

matthias pliessnig: amada bench

‘amada’ all photos by gene young, smithsonian american art museum

the work of american designer matthias pliessnig straddles the concepts of craft, art and design. his work is a synergy of time-honored techniques and modern digital aesthetic using skills as a craftsman to bring his ideas to reality.

pliessnig recently completed ‘amada’, a design for a private client who wanted a large bench flowing through his living space. the piece was designed to direct the sitter to face multiple directions. the seating unit is made entirely of air-dried responsibly harvested white oak that has been steam bent to create the curvaceous form of the bench.

matthias pliessnig: amada bench alternate view

matthias pliessnig: amada bench up close

matthias pliessnig: amada bench bending the white oak to create the bench’s curves

matthias pliessnig: amada bench matthias pliessnig working on ‘amada’

matthias pliessnig: amada bench nearing completion

matthias pliessnig: amada bench

matthias pliessnig: amada bench rendering of ‘amada’

matthias pliessnig: amada bench rendering of ‘amada’

matthias pliessnig: amada bench rendering

matthias pliessnig: amada bench rendering

matthias pliessnig: amada bench rendering

matthias pliessnig: amada bench sketches

  • hey man, you might want to check out matthias’s website before you say he’s copying.

    gimmy
  • beautifully sensual. very nice piece(s) of organic design.

    with all due respect to gehry, amada bench tops tokyo bench.

    buzzoff
  • good

    ivan
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