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.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014

5 April - 27 July 2014. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 is a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style.

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Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite (Ltd. Edition Letterpress Print)

Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite (Ltd. Edition Letterpress Print)

Click Here for a video on how this print was made.   Peter Dean, a London designer and lifelong Beatles fan, has painstakingly recreated this…

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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.

Mondays, 16 September 2013 - 16 July 2014 (over 3 terms), 11.00-15.30

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