Tag: "Manufacturing"

Republic of Fritz Hansen is celebrating 60 years with the Egg

Ever wondered how Arne Jacobsen’s iconic lounge chair is made? Explore the original craftsmanship of cutting, stretching and stitching the Egg™.

The industrial beauty of Kvadrat textile production

Recently, a new chapter of industrialisation has begun at Kvadrat. By investing in Wooltex, Gaudium and Innvik, three significant European textile suppliers, they have become directly involved in the manufacturing processes of their textiles.

Manufacturing process of Wilson tennis balls for the US Open

Photographer and filmmaker Benedict Redgrove was commissioned to make a film and shoot a set of images by ESPN for Wilson, to show the manufacturing process of their tennis balls for the US Open.

Bardi’s Bowl Chair (1951), built through a combination of standardized and artisanal methods

Designed in 1951 by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, a semi-spherical seat resting lightly on a metallic ring structure, supported by four legs. Lina was a promoter of handcrafted pieces and of the interaction between Modernism and popular culture. In line with this idea, the Bardi’s Bowl Chair by Arper was built through a combination of standardized and artisanal methods, attempting to preserve Lina Bo Bardi’s craftsmanship while adding Arper technical expertise.

Finding Balance, Herman Miller Collection

The enduring designs of the Herman Miller Collection strike a balance between seemingly contradictory ideas: aspiration and accessibility, sculpture and engineering, elegance and informality, beauty and comfort. Not the least of these is its delicate balance of craft and industrial processes.

Crafting the Bang & Olufsen’s BeoPlay A9, Active Speaker System

B&O PLAY’s active speaker system, BeoPlay A9, which integrates an all-star line-up of dedicated components with provocative design to create a complete sound solution that is as easy to listen to as it is to decorate with.

LE KLINT’s pleating ladies

The Klint Trust Fund was established by Jan Klint in 1972 and still plays an important role in the company’s financial infrastructure. The foundation grants yearly scholarships to young, up and coming architects and designers.

Another Country’s wooden stool manufacturing

Another Country makes contemporary craft furniture by hand in workshops in the UK and Portugal. They believe in good design, longevity, sustainability and quality at fair prices.
In Portugal they manufacture one hour south of the beautiful city of Porto. They filmed one of their visits to show you how their stool is made…

Rietveld’s Zig Zag Chair’s Manufacturing by Cassina

The Zig Zag-chair is a chair designed by Gerrit Rietveld in 1934. It is a minimalistic design without legs, made by 4 flat wooden tiles that are merged in a Z-shape using Dovetail joints. It was designed for Rietveld’s Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht and is now produced by the Italian manufacturer Cassina.

Kuskoa Collection by Iratzoki and Alki

The Kuskoa collection is inspired by the first plastic chairs designed by Robin Day. But in this case, all the chair is crafted out of wood, providing a warm appearance, comfort and resistance. The shell, front upholstered or fully in wood, perches delicately on a frame of solid wood.

Landfill Harmonic, The Recycled Orchestra.

Landfill Harmonic is an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable orchestra from a remote village in Paraguay, where its young musicians play with instruments. About people, transforming trash into music, about love, courage and creativity.

The Sea Chair Project by Studio Swine and Kieren Jones

The Sea Chair is made entirely from plastic waste collected from the ocean. The plastic used to create the first Sea Chair originates from the shores of Porthtowan, a beach located on the Southwest Coast that is known to be the most polluted beach in the UK for micro plastic.

Liquid fusion by Atelier Peekaboo

Atelier Peekaboo had the chance to follow the Glasslab program for a workshop at the “domaine de Boisbuchet”.
Within experiments results, here is a products’ selection that tested severely the glassblowers’ skills. Each object has been thought either to push the limits of this fascinating material, or to highlight the handcrafted aspect by their process.

The Polyfloss Factory

The Polyfloss factory processes plastic waste, typically polypropylene, into a new raw material they call Polyfloss. Polyfloss allows them to design and manufacture new plastic products without expensive or complicated manufacturing techniques such as injection molding. These products have unique properties, most notably thermal or acoustic insulation and the ability to be a multi-structured.

Royal Mahuida collection by Great things to people

Royal Mahuida (which means ‘Native Forest’ in Mapuche Chilean natives’ language) is a tribute to the Inca Empire, devastated by Spanish conquerors. Incas, according to local traditional stories, had to bury and hide their gold in the Chilean native forest.

Nanimarquina, making rugs

Nanimarquina presented at the Milan fair its last new video of the company. The video shows their manufacturing process in India and Pakistan on artisan way, the major collections of Spanish rug brand.

Milk Stool by Staffan Holm

Milk stool is inspired by traditional craftsmanship but is made by a high tech CNC router. The industrialization of furniture manufacture has given us cheaper more uniform furniture. In the process many interesting aspects of craftsmanship were neglected in order to keep profit as high as possible.

R2B2 a kitchen machine by Christoph Thetard

Kitchen machines with an alternative drive concept. R2B2 is the result of a project to reduce private electric waste production. There are three different kitchen appliances, which are powered by rotating a flywheel with muscular strength. Electricity is not necessary anymore. Wide user studies showed, that a kitchen machine, a coffee grinder and a hand blender are the most needed driven appliances. They all can be placed in the container. A lot of other features are possible to power. All products and pieces are designed by including user studies under the topics long life, high functionality, easy cleaning, easy demounting and high quality look.

Pleat Box by Apparatu & Mashallah

The idea behind the Pleat Box is that of a sophisticated combination between a digitally-designed crease in a piece of cloth, the silhouette of which is applied to a ceramic base.
The outer part of the lamp is offered in white ceramic, underglazed red clay and grey –the result of recycling different enamels.

Ski design, development and testing – Black Diamond Equipment

A massive amount of effort and innovation has gone into their new line of Freeride Series skis. Watch the video here as they take you through all of the the crucial steps from CAD design to prototyping to field testing to manufacturing to quality assurance testing.


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