It Takes a Lot of Steel to Make an Aluminum Chair

I love to see things get made. And there’s a whole lot of making—quiet, measured, and intense—in this short video documenting the manufacture of the durable “Navy chairs” made by the Emeco Corporation. As the chairs are snipped, stamped, folded, and rolled into being, we become aware of aluminum as a supple material, and of its place in a metallic caste system as well: to make an aluminum chair, you need a lot of cutting, pressing, whirring steel.

—via Core77 (whose Navy Chair coverage continues here).

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