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January 25, 2009
Originally published in California Dreams

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 Italy’s most skilled metalworkers. Dwell talked with the manufacturers and the designers, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, and learned, among other things, that the chair is designed for easy disassembly. The two materials—metal and wood—can be separated by undoing a few screws and recycled according to type.

The Steelwood chair's imperative component of bent sheet metal sits on the factory floor in a nondescript suburb of northeastern Italy, awaiting a seat and legs.
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The Steelwood chair's imperative component of bent sheet metal sits on the factory floor in a nondescript suburb of northeastern Italy, awaiting a seat and legs.

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