How the Branca chair is Made
Branca is inspired by wooden branches that turn, twist, meet and branch off.
The result is comfort to the eye, to the body and to the hand.
Juriaan Booij has created a wonderful video on the creation of the Branca chair, designed by Sam Hecht of Industrial Facility fame.
In the video, Sam shares some of his thoughts and philosophy behind the Branca chair. He goes on to explain that that chairs are different from most objects, as they are designed for the human (or user) residing on the outside. Chairs are unique as the user engages with the product on the inside.
I also found it very mesmerizing to watch the robotic arms of the 8-Axis CnC manufacturing machines dance around the products being made. It is also interesting to see handwork (such as sanding and shaping) along side said CnC machines! Can we call this hand made manufacturing?
Enjoy the video!