Philadelphia based Matthias Pliessnig creates masterpieces with steam bent wood. His style is “kinetically contemporary” and he uses computer-aided curves with laborious craftsmanship to handcraft chairs, benches and sculpture.
“I like to design to be semantically correct, syntactically consistent, and pragmatically understandable,” said Massimo Vignelli, and all three can be said of his Heller Dinnerware (1964). Originally manufactured in Italy, this stackable dinnerware won the prestigious Compasso d’Oro Award for Good Design in 1964. The genius of the design is in the way it stacks. Utilizing industrial production and materials, the plates and mugs are made with straight sides and a small lip on