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A collection of videos on furniture making techniques



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: 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: 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.

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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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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Event - An Evening with Tom Dixon

Thu 19 November 2015 18:30–21:00

Tom Dixon OBE, internationally renowned British designer and creative director of his own eponymous brand, invites Members to his showroom at Portobello Dock. Most recently, Tom’s Design Research Studio completed its first ever hotel project, redesigning the iconic Thames-side Mondrian Sea Containers.

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