They came together to create the Draisienne and then realised how they had just put together a great “father and son” project. Andreas says, “Building something as a team is one of the greatest feeling you’ll ever experience. It is even more important when done with a parent. Bernier still own a wooden plane he built with his grand father when he was only four. To make the wheels, the old man reused an old Tonka truck found behind the barn. That probably was the kid’s first experiment with upcycling. Objects that are hand made always carry a story. They are kept longer and often stay in the family. The act of making revives your self-esteem and gives you something to be proud of. To make is a therapy for the soul.”
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