Amada, Steam bent
The American designer Matthias Pliessnig based in Rhode Island, USA introduces one of his latest projects known as “Amada, Steam bent” 27-foot-long through “Form, Function & Physics”.
Principally it functions as a synergy of time-honoured mechanisms & modern aesthetic using craftsman’s skills in order to realize his concepts. The designer recently completed the steam bent, a design for a private client who wanted a large bench streaming through his living room. Pliessnig is an artist whose art is inspired by a boyhood imagination that anticipated the edifice of boats & airplanes.
The peaks and valleys of Amada have the unique ability to “wrap” around the body with possible familiarity, now focusing on how the action between object & individual will disentangle. It was designed to mainly direct the sitter to face multiple directions. “My first influence is process,” he adds.
“Then human interaction and space interaction. The outcomes are forms that meander through space, keeping in mind aerodynamics and hydrodynamics.” The seating unit is made utterly of air-dried harvested white oak that generates the curvaceous form of the bench. The Amanda bench, along with seven other pieces, is part of an exposure at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery of American Art, where the designer is featured in its annual Renwick Craft Invitational.