Farm Handcrafts in Brixen
Fam. Philipp Sagmeister
39042 Brixen / St. AndräBrixen / St. Andrähttp://www.oberplattner.eu
- wooden bowls and plates
- wooden balls
- wooden fruit
- wooden toys
- one-off products
Oberplattner Hof farm is situated at about 1,000 metres above sea level amidst meadows and woodland in the village of Mellaun above the episcopal town of Brixen. On this family-friendly farm, which also hosts holiday guests, there are cows, hens and lots of animals to stroke and pet. Nearly all the wooden objects in the house have been fashioned by the farmer himself, Philipp Sagmeister, in his workshop. He also collects old objects that provide insight into everyday rural life of times gone by with similar enthusiasm.
The skilled hands of Philipp Sagmeister have a few stories to tell. He has tried out a number of things over the course of the past 30 years since he began wood turning as a boy of 14. “Often, something may look simple, but there’s a lot of work behind it”, explains the trained carpenter. This becomes especially clear when it comes to the technique of thread turning, which allows him to create some very intricate items. Working at the wood lathe, the most important tool in Sagmeister’s workshop, requires the maximum precision and a steady hand. “Lots of ideas come to me when I’m working”, reports the artistic wood turner. His goal is to bring out the natural beauty of raw wood.
Coming from Brixen, follow signs to ‘Skigebiet Plose‘ and continue in this direction for about five kilometres past Klerant until you get to Mellaun. Turn left here and carry on up the hill for about 1.4 km until a little road turns off to the right in a left-hand bend (signs to ‘Oberplattner’), taking you to the farm.