German Architectural Digest calls Fabian Fischer “the spiritual heir” to celebrated Japanese American furniture maker and craftsman George Nakashima, who believed that “when you make furniture, the tree lives on in its new form.”
Fischer got his start restoring an old timber frame house in the Italian Alps; “I discovered the joy of working with wood creatively,” he says. “Because of its out-of-the way location and lack of electricity, we were forced to do things by using hand tools.”
After a spell in Madison, Wisconsin, where he studied with a group of local woodworkers, he returned to his hometown of Freiburg, Germany, in 2016, where he makes handcrafted furniture and offers woodworking workshops.
Here’s a quick look:
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