Furniture Videos: How Was it Made?

A collection of videos on furniture making techniques


Video: Boulle Marquetry

Boulle Marquetry refers to the inlay techniques developed by the French craftsman Andre Charle Boulle in the 17th century.



Video: The Dovetail Joint

The dovetail joint is a strong, interlocking joint often used in drawer construction.



Video: The Fractal Table

The Fractal Table is based on the distinctive branching form of the dragon tree. The growth patterns of the tree are developed into a design based on mathematical algorithms. The table is made using a digital 3-D ‘printing’ process controlled by computer.



Video: The Branca Chair

This video shows the making of the Branca chair. Its design is inspired by the branches of a tree. In Italian ‘branca’ means branch.



Video: The Panton Chair

This video shows the making of a Panton Chair. The Panton stacking chair was designed in 1960 by Verner Panton. In 1967 the furniture company Vitra marketed a version in fibreglass. The more recent model shown here is made out of injection-moulded plastic.



Video: Mortise-and-Tenon Joint

The mortise-and-tenon joint is used to join two pieces of wood together.  It is a strong and simple joint. A mortise is a hole in the piece of wood and the tenon fits inside this. This video shows a tenon being cut.

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain

22 March – 13 July 2014. Experience the world of William Kent, the most prominent architect and designer in early Georgian Britain and explore how his versatility and artistic inventiveness set the style for his age when Britain defined itself as a new nation and developed an Italian-inspired style.

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The Furniture Machine: Furniture Since 1990

The Furniture Machine: Furniture Since 1990

Contemporary furniture design has enjoyed growing popularity in the last fifteen years, both in Britain and internationally. The Furniture Machine loo…

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Event - Art and Design 1900-2014 13/14

Mon 16 September 2013–Mon 14 July 2014

YEAR COURSE: Explore the great design movements, practice and practitioners associated with the twentieth centuries and discover the background to their genesis in the events that began around the year 1900.

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