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The 3107 Chair

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It takes nine sheets of veneer, two layers of cotton backing, up to five coats of paint, and 11 days to make a 3107 chair. We take you to the floor of Fritz Hansen's stackable-chair factory to show you how it's done.

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  At the Fritz Hansen factory in Denmark, a worker inspects the paint finish of a Series 7 chair in front of a wall displaying just some of the wood and color options available.  Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    At the Fritz Hansen factory in Denmark, a worker inspects the paint finish of a Series 7 chair in front of a wall displaying just some of the wood and color options available.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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  The Fritz Hansen factory in Denmark.  Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    The Fritz Hansen factory in Denmark.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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  A worker runs two strips of veneer through a machine that glues the edges together.  Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    A worker runs two strips of veneer through a machine that glues the edges together.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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  A cotton backing is added before the sheets are cut into their rough shapes.  Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    A cotton backing is added before the sheets are cut into their rough shapes.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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  The veneer is glazed with adhesive.  Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    The veneer is glazed with adhesive.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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  After the veneers are covered in glue, they are assembled into nine-sheet piles.  Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    After the veneers are covered in glue, they are assembled into nine-sheet piles.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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  The plywood pieces are fed into the factory's computer controlled machine (CCN, where they are cut into the signature Series 7 silhouette.  Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    The plywood pieces are fed into the factory's computer controlled machine (CCN, where they are cut into the signature Series 7 silhouette.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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  A hydraulic press molds the stacks into chair forms; the machines can do up to eight pieces at a time.  Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    A hydraulic press molds the stacks into chair forms; the machines can do up to eight pieces at a time.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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  Workers then sand the chair forms by hand.  Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    Workers then sand the chair forms by hand.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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  A machine attaches plastic discs to the undersides of the seats.  Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    A machine attaches plastic discs to the undersides of the seats.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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  A robotic arm paints the hanging chairs for optimum coverage.  Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    A robotic arm paints the hanging chairs for optimum coverage.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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  The legs are attached and one last inspection is done before the chairs are packed and shipped. Read the whole article here.   Photo by: Alex Subrizi
    The legs are attached and one last inspection is done before the chairs are packed and shipped. Read the whole article here.

    Photo by: Alex Subrizi

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