Collection by Allie Weiss

Instagram Account of the Day: Curved Wood Furniture Made in America


Woodworker Matthias Pliessnig is our latest Instagram crush. His photos showcase his furniture's sinuous curves, which he makes using a steam bending technique.

Woodworker Matthias Pliessnig first uncovered the steam-bending technique when tasked with designing a boat.
All of the pieces, such as the Rivulet bench, are made with oak.
A look at his studio in Rhode Island.
A Thonet chair wrapped in strips of wood makes for a sculptural piece.
Once a piece of wood has been steamed, Pliessnig has under a minute to bend it to the desired shape before it hardens.
A look at a bench from the inside.