Inspiration – Matthias Pliessnig

Boy, does the spelling of that name cause me problems! I came across this guy when I was researching my book.

Matthias is a part of that book, he is one of a few extraordinary young furniture makers coming to the forefront. Have a look at this time lapse video of a piece of furniture being made in his studio. Let me know what you think.


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