how it's made: eames chairs

'how it's made' is one of our favourite tv programmes at university. it's on every day at 5 on one of the discovery channels, and is not only interesting in general but especially if you are a product designer. the machines, techniques, and skills of the workers involved in making all kinds of everyday objects are amazing. i like to know how things are made, and this programme is great for that, and really opens your eyes to certain things you never even thought about.

and example of some of the things they show:

Technical Glass, Washing Machines, Playing Cards, Crossbows Friday, October 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Cine Cameras, Glass Christmas Ornaments, Giant Tires Friday, October 3 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

Microphones, Hot Tubs, Artificial Turf, Beer Steins Friday, October 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Hot Rods, Decorative Eggs, Fire Hose Nozzles, Baseballs Friday, October 10 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

Accordions, Pineapples, Artificial Joints Friday, October 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Giant Valves, Sardines, Barographs, Disposable Diapers Friday, October 17 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

Heated Skate Blades, Gliders, Hand Bells, Fire Hoses Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Introduction Cooktops, Truck Scales, Tetra Pak Containers, Harmonicas Friday, October 23 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT

anyway, on core77 yesterday i saw this video of the making of some eames chairs. the videos are old, with some great retro music and outdated techniques, but it is still cool to watch. the use of fibreglass without any kind of protection at all is a little worrying, but other than that i highly recommend it. it is 8 minutes though, so make sure you're comfortable.

link to core77 article

link to 'how it's made' on discovery science