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.