Watch Herman Miller Build an Eames Lounge Chair (Slideshow)


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Suzanne LaBarre of Fast Company recently wrote Behind the Scenes, as the Famed Eames Lounger Is Made. She says "we're disappointed not to see more of the manufacturing process. What made the chair revolutionary in 1956 -- and what's still fascinating 55 years on -- was the construction of the plywood shells: Thin layers of wood veneer were glued together and shaped under intense heat and pressure."

It just so happens that I toured the North American plant that manufactures the Eames Lounge Chair a few weeks ago, and present a slide show that gives Suzanne what she is looking for and more.

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