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bridges that you built

When I wrote in my earlier post that staircases fascinate me to no end, it was only half the story. Add bridges to it.

?Click here & listen to heart  rendering  song ‘bridges’ by Tracy Chapman while

you go through the post.?



Bridges and staircases fascinate me to no end. And I am on an ever going tour of finding out how to incorporate these two elements in my small home.

Sounds crazy? Isn’t it! It is possible to have elements of staircase in decor at least; but bridges!

While you shake your head and mutter some words related to crazy or disbelief; I want to prove I am not alone in my ‘impossible sounding dream world.’shell2002-mahogani-cast-co.gif




Matthias Pliessnig, Wisconsin, USA based designer is very pierce-mathias-p.giffamous for bending wood to his will! And making sculptural furniture pieces out of this bent wood. Wood

becomes elastic in his hands. Many of us remember him by his creation

‘pierce’  ?

He uses coopering techniques and boat building techniques to span2002ashdanish-cord-c.giflintel2001mathias2.gifachieve compound curves.When you see these ‘bridge’ benches you can imagine that I could not have done anything else but jump up and down.

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a deviated path

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