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  1. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Prep the Veneer

    In the idyllic Danish countryside, 15 miles northwest of Copenhagen, autonomous robots transport pallets of veneer down the aisles of Fritz Hansen’s 161,000-square-foot chair factory. Nearby,...

    01.02.09

  2. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Glue and Mold

    A worker then places single layers of inner veneer on a conveyor belt that sends them through what looks like a doughnut-glazing machine, coating both sides of the veneer with a white liquid...

    01.02.09

  3. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Cut and Sand

    Once the plywood has hardened, a worker wearing sound-suppressing earmuffs places the pieces, three at a time, into the factory’s computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine. The milling...

    01.02.09

  4. How To

    The 3107 Chair: Paint and Ship

    The discs also serve as hooks for hanging the chairs upside down on a conveyor belt that leads them to a glassed-in room. There, a robotic arm paints the curved surfaces with polyurethane paint....

    01.02.09

  5. Bolle
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    Bolle

    On Murano, an island near Venice, Italy, glass artisans go to work before dawn. Inside one workshop, the kilns have been howling all night, preparing colored glass for the day’s work. In 1921...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Alex Subrizi
    04.30.10

  6. How To

    Dyson Airblade: Concept

    In 2004, Dyson was exploring new ways to use its patented Dyson digital motor (DDM), which contains a virtually frictionless setup and was developed to make small vacuum cleaners for the Japanese...

    01.02.09

  7. How To

    Dyson Airblade: Research

    Research in air filtration and house-hold cleanliness had already led Dyson to build an in-house testing laboratory overseen by microbiologist Toby Saville. “There wasn’t an established...

    01.02.09

  8. How To

    Dyson Airblade: Prototyping

    With the technology to produce a 400-mph wind capable of drying a person’s hands in 12 seconds, the next step was to design a shell. Starting with cardboard and foam models, the team devised...

    01.02.09

  9. How To

    Dyson Airblade: Manufacturing

    Though technology has made prototyping much faster, it requires an under-standing of how rapid-prototyping materials behave compared to manufacturing materials. “If the SLS nylon fails in...

    01.02.09

  10. Japanese Book Binding
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    Japanese Book Binding

    I quite liked the video my colleague Miyoko Ohtake posted earlier this week on Japanese joinery and thought I'd do my bit to shed a bit of light on Japanese style handcrafts as well. Here's a great...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.25.11

  11. The Avant/Garde Diaries
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    The Avant/Garde Diaries

    In an Internet culture that rarely amounts to anything more than cool hunting, it's rare to come across a site that has any dedication to how creativity and the arts actually function. Sure, you...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.16.11

  12. Dwell Home Venice: Part 5
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 5

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 5...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  13. Dwell Home Venice: Part 4
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 4

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 4,...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  14. Dwell Home Venice: Part 1
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 1

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 1, August...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  15. Dwell Home Venice: Part 3
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 3

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 3,...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  16. Dwell Home Venice: Part 6
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 6

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 6...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  17. Dwell Home Venice: Part 7
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 7

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  18. Dwell Home Venice: Part 8
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 8

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester....

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  19. Dwell Home Venice: Part 10
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 10

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  20. Dwell Home Venice: Part 11
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 11

    Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, CA that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 11, November 2011: Framing...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    01.12.12

  21. Dwell Home Venice: Part 13
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    Dwell Home Venice: Part 13

    In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 13,...

    written by: Michael Sylvester
    04.20.12

  22. Lukas Scherrer's Custom Bassinet
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    Lukas Scherrer's Custom Bassinet

    I'm always a fan of good DIY design, but Lukas Scherrer, the mastermind behind the San Francisco industrial design firm Shibuleru, has taken it to a new level. Check out this incredible...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.19.12

  23. Process This
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    Process This

    We love to break down the intricate steps that go into making our favorite furniture, products, prefabs and more. Increase your industrial-manufacturing IQ with this slideshow showcasing our...

    written by: Dwell Staff
    02.01.13

  24. Behind the Scenes at VIPP
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    Behind the Scenes at VIPP

    We're big fans of VIPP here at Dwell, and we've previously covered products like their soap dispenser, trash bin, and toothbrush holder in the magazine and on Dwell.com. So we were excited to see a...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    03.21.13

  25. 6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding
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    6 Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding

    Master Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is an original thinker, and a pro at melding ancient traditions with modern design. So who better to offer a quick primer on how to char your own cedar...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Adam Friedberg
    05.28.13

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