Beauty in Assembly
by Matthew Bushey, February 28, 2011
I just came across this fascinating video of the manufacturing process of one of the most iconic chairs of our time: the Series 7 chair by Fritz Hansen. This chair was designed in 1955 by Arne Jacobsen with a simple, graceful profile and a minimal number of parts. The manufacturing process, however, is a complicated series of steps that involves man and machine.
The film itself is beautifully made as well: a five-minute black-and-white homage to the creative process of product manufacture.