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People in submarines eventually need to sit down, and in 1944 aluminum company ALCOA collaborated with the U.S. Navy on the purpose-built 1006 Chair, also known as the Navy Chair or Submarine Chair. The design brief had at least one interesting bulletpoint: The chair had to be "torpedo-proof."
The resultant super-strong chair is still in production today, manufactured by aluminum chair company Emeco. For a fascinating look at how it's made, check out their 77-step process, starting from aluminum sheets and ending up with the finished product:
The video above is eight minutes and should be of interest to ID'ers because they call out each production method with on-screen notes. For those of you who already know this stuff, there's a frothier, shorter video using the same footage but edited down to about three minutes, sans call-outs, and scored with a jazzy soundtrack:
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Rekiem Skateboards, France's only custom hand-built skateboard manufacturer, has a killer vid up showing how they make their products. In contrast to tons of other "how to make..." videos we've seen, this one is expertly shot and edited:Rekiem skateboard how to make a board from jeremy hugues on Vimeo.
The Domino Clock, introduced by Seattle-based Carbon Design Group, is a set of three larger-than-life dominoes equipped with articulating "dots" that flip back-and-forth between black and white to keep time. They hang on the wall or stand free, serving as a sculptural piece and a semi-abstract time keeper. This clock...
Checked out our video review of the Cuts+More? Good. Now we have a chat with industrial designer Colin Roberts from Fiskars Americas on the design, research, and manufacturing of this schizophrenic little pair o' snips.Core77: The Cuts+More is a diverse pair of scissors. What was the assignment you received, what...
We've done a video review of the Fiskars Cuts+More multi-scissors we told you about last month. Do they live up to the hype? They sure do, check it out:
[Shot by Veanne Cao.]
Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Colin Roberts, the industrial designer behind the super-handy scissors.