Reinhard Plank was born in 1970 Vipiteno, South Tyrol. After graduating from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and studying abroad in Milan and Barcelona, he began experimenting with recycled hats and re-shaping them on his personal style. Due to his passion for making and re-designing hats, he moved to Tuscany in 2005 and approached the old and traditional art of making hats. The same year he took part at Pitti Uomo and emerged as an international hat designer.
Reinhard Plank’s designs are a mixture of classical lines with contemporary forms. His fast forward thinking compositions embody uniqueness and flexibility.