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Modern Manufactuing Secrets Revealed

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How does Emeco turn soda bottles into chairs? What's the trick behind the stitching in Ligne Roset's intricate Ruche sofa? Can you guess the magic number of veneer layers that go into Fritz Hansen's 3107 chair? Here, we reveal manufacturing secrets behind four pieces of modern furniture.

The 111 Navy chairs are exact replicas of the beloved aluminum originals, down to the faux weld points on the backside.
The physically taxing job of assembling the final product is most frequently handled by men in the factory, but...
Workers then sand the chair forms by hand.
The Steelwood chair from Magis is a product of experience—the suppliers who punch the sheet metal for the back, which...
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