Production Methods: Arne Jacobsen’s Series 7 chair

It’s shot and edited like a European film of the variety one spouse drags another to see, but the following vid is a great look at how a bentwood chair is made. And not just any chair, the Arne-Jacobsen-designed Series 7 made by Republic of Fritz Hansen. It starts off with sheets of veneer, then you get to see which parts humans do and which parts the machines do:

The thing we’d love to see: Footage of how they made the Series 7 back in 1955 when it was first designed, pre-triple-CNC router.

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