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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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Bejewelled: Treasures of the Al-Thani Collection

This sumptuous book invites the reader to examine in exquisite detail, spectacular jewelled and enamel objects, drawn from a single private collection, and to explore the broader themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery.

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Event - Creating a Cabinet for the Europe Galleries

Fri 22 January 2016 15:00–16:00

Throughout history, a cabinet could be a piece of furniture with many compartments or a private room. Both were used to house personal collections of precious objects.

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