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Matthias Pliessnig: Capsule
by Tim Yu
on 14 March 2007
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Although strictly sculptural, those with a bit of imagination could use Capsule as one of the nicest note/cigar holders out there. Matthias Pliessnig designed Capsule to contain its own plans rolled up inside (above right inset). Made of ebonized walnut and steel, the box is held shut by a mechanism inside—pushing the metal button at the tip opens the lid. Better known for his furniture, Pliessnig is interested in making wood more pliable. By applying coopering techniques he is able to create compound curves with wood and has been applying these skills to sculptural endeavors.

Check out his newest piece of furniture, a bent wood lounge still in the making, here.

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