Designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955 and manufactured by Fritz Hansen in Denmark, the Model 3107 chair is one of the most popular (and most copied) chairs in Danish design history. It takes nine sheets of maple veneer, two layers of cotton backing, up to five coats of paint, and 11 days to make a 3107 chair. Dwell magazine takes you to the floor of Fritz Hansen’s stackable-chair factory to show you how it’s done. Be sure to check out the slideshow.
Published July 21, 2009
Furniture , Materials
Herman Miller has just launched a new program designed to make all 1,600+ of its materials accessible, understandable and fun to explore. Samples of all materials are bound into a 15-volume set of reference books, each the size of a hardcover novel that breaks with the industry tradition of three-ring binders with removable pages. In addition, they launched a parallel web site which allows you to search and browse all of their materials using search criteria like which product you’re applying teh materials to (table, seating, storage, etc.) or the type of material itself.