Trent Preszler makes bespoke wooden canoes at the forefront of artisanal luxury. They have been called "the most beautiful canoes in the world" and featured in Esquire, Robb Report, Financial Times of London, and The Wall Street Journal Magazine. Each canoe is painstakingly molded from hundreds of hand-cut wood strips, then finished with cast bronze trim and hand stitched leather seats. Made by private commission only, it is an exacting process that takes a year to complete. A Preszler Woodshop canoe is a functional work of art meant to be passed down through generations. His artistic practice is imbued with four elements of the outdoorsman:
wood, water, sky, and life.
“The way of a canoe is the way of wilderness,
and of a freedom almost forgotten."
– Sigurd Olsen
"Through the windows Krzysztof points to a pair of handsome canoes sitting outside, and fetches a paddle for my inspection. 'They were made out of slabs of local Douglas fir, with no machines and no vices, just clamps on desks,' he says. To Krzysztof the boat is a paragon of interdisciplinary eduction. As he puts it: 'You've got mathematics, geometry, physics of buoyancy, the chemistry of epoxy resins, the art and aesthetic of colour and shape, the process of collaboration and the physical, outdoor experience of it all.' Of course, you've also got a boat."
– Aaron Hicklin, The Guardian