Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday's Inspiration: Mid Century Modern Chairs

Much of what makes Mid-Century Modern furniture so pleasing is the seemingly impossible way the wood is bent. Whether is is a simple modern dining chair or an extremely modern accent chair, many of the same processes are used. 

I stumbled across a few very interesting videos of steam bending. This process is used to "mold" wood into the shapes you love so much. The pieces of unbent wood would be placed in a chamber and steamed for about 20 minutes to an hour before they were hand bent or for the bigger pieces, bent using hydraulic machinery. 

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