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  1. Steelwood Chair
    How they make it

    Steelwood Chair

    Magis—The Steelwood chair from Magis is a product of experience—the suppliers who punch the sheet metal for the back, which adroitly supports four legs and a beech wood seat, are among...

    written by: Virginia Gardiner
    photos by: Erwan Bouroullec
    01.25.09

  2. Angelika Taschen: 7 Modern Coffee Tables
    Product Reviews

    Angelika Taschen: 7 Modern Coffee Tables

    Whether it’s a place to rest your saucers or your sneakers, the coffee table is the workhorse of the most leisurely room in the house, so you might as well make it work with your décor.

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Oliver Mark
    01.22.09

  3. Artek Shelving System

    Artek Shelving System

    The grown-up version of Ikea, Naoto Fukasawa’s Shelving System for Artek is a vision of modular minimalism. Taking another step in cementing Artek’s legacy of Scandinavian simplicity, the lacquered...

    $675.00

  4. Auctioneer Richard Wright reviews 7 dining chairs
    Product Reviews

    Auctioneer Richard Wright reviews 7 dining chairs

    This dinner guest is always invited, but doesn’t eat or drink, and never joins the conversation. But long after the party’s over, it will still be at the table. Our favorite dining...

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: RJ Muna
    01.21.09

  5. Angela Adams and The Birds and The Bees
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    Angela Adams and The Birds and The Bees

    Angela Adams is largely known for her bold textile design, but more recently she's expanded her line to include clean-edged modern furniture.

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.17.09

  6. Designer Rich Hansen reviews five dining tables
    Product Reviews

    Designer Rich Hansen reviews five dining tables

    As likely to host the sending of emails as the serving of entrees, today’s dining table needs to be set for anything.

    written by: Michael Grozik
    photos by: Todd Hido
    01.16.09

  7. Celebrity matchmaker Patti Stanger reviews 5 love seats
    Product Reviews

    Celebrity matchmaker Patti Stanger reviews 5 love seats

    No piece of furniture has more aptly paved the way to connubial bliss than the love seat. And though they’re positively built for wooing, take heed, inconstant lovers: Romantic misdeeds are bound...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: João Canziani
    01.15.09

  8. Porsche Sled
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    Porsche Sled

    Driving gloves, check. Aviator sunglasses, check. Hair gel and minty-fresh breath spray—check. You're ready to hit the slopes with your Porsche Design snow sled, an elegantly designed (and...

    written by: David A. Greene
    01.11.09

  9. Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper
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    Molded Poly Seats Made from Paper

    Most modern furniture aficionados are loyal to the classic molded shell chairs, cast in brightly colored plastic and formed into a soft, comfortable seat. But in the pursuit of more sustainable...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.11.09

  10. How they make it

    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

  11. How they make it

    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

  12. How they make it

    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

  13. How they make it

    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

  14. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan

    Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan makes a living by helping people happily inhabit and decorate their homes. Though he started designing consumer products like wallpaper and lighting after college, it was a...

    01.02.09

  15. Designing Women
    In The Modern World

    Designing Women

    Blazing a trail through the canon of design, these 25 artisans worked to make some of the modern era’s most recognizable furniture, lighting, and objects. From the sculptural pottery of Eva...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    01.02.09

  16. Steelwood Chair: Perimeters
    How they make it

    Steelwood Chair: Perimeters

    The next tool makes a perpendicular fold around the sheet’s perimeter, which allows the hard edges to be folded away from the smooth backrest. Parts of this fold will become armrests. &ldquo...

    01.01.09

  17. How they make it

    Steelwood Chair: Fitting Wood

    Four straight legs and a round seat are CNC-milled out of solid beech, bolt holes and all, ready for fixing to the punched and painted steel. As the chair began production in early 2008, the...

    01.01.09

  18. 02 Plywood
    How they make it

    02 Plywood

    Wrong based his designs on DIY plywood-furniture patterns from postwar Britain. “It’s a very simple message of construction using plywood and turned timber legs,” he explains.“ They’re like...

    01.01.09

  19. A Note on Our Expert

    A Note on Our Expert: Arshad Chowdury

    Arshad Chowdhury is the cofounder of MetroNaps, the first company to provide midday napping facilities in the form of handsome fiberglass pods (shown opposite).

    01.01.09

  20. How they make it

    The Trabecula Bench: Drawing

    Kyttänen’s designs travel straight from his imagination to the computer. “Hardly anything happens on paper anymore,” he says, “because most of the files are so complex that it’s practically...

    01.01.09

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