„I usually use very classical materials such as felt, wool, lapin, straw, paper, etc., but I work a lot on the finishing by experimenting with treatments on how to make a felt hat look like a unique piece. I see each of my creations like little houses.” Reinhard Plank
The South-Tyrolian Designer Reinhard Plank was born in 1970. After studying Industrial Design at the Universität of Applied Arts Vienna, he started his career 2005 with second hand hats which he gave a complete unique new look.
Transforming materials into wearable forms, experimentation and reinvention are constant elements in the work of Reinhard Plank. With the ambition to create hats that emphasize individuality, uniqueness and excellent workmanship, he has become a leading pioneer when it comes to hat-designers in the contemporary fashion scene.
With his „Performances“, where he creates individual design on the heads of the customers, he is guest in shops and art galleries worldwide.
As of May 2017 his hats are available in Vienna, exclusive in this big collection, in a Pop-up-Store in the first district near the Stephansdom.