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101 Manufacturing

Manufacturing from conception to production and reproduction.

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    Making the Future

    We live in a manufactured world. But is it some kind of utopia, full of iPods, Swiffers, and pre-cut fruit? Or is it a proverbial hell on earth, physically destroying half the planet while eating away at the souls of the other half? For Michael Braungart and Godfrey Reggio, both assertions are gross understatements.

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    A Three-Factory Tour

    Inside vast concrete buildings all over the world, gizmos and gears (assisted by human hands, of course) assemble everything from enormous plasma TVs to endless rolls of colorful fabric to high-end chairs. Here's a look inside three fascinating factories.

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    Meet Your Maker

    Ever wanted to be a designer? One of the biggest parts of the job is working with your manufacturer to turn a concept into a real product. Dwell asked several designers to share their favorite manufacturing experiences.

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