Process 50 product designs

In the book “Process, 50 product designs from concept to manufacture”, published by Laurence King Publishers in 2008, Jennifer Hudson provides an in-depth study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind over 50 design products, selected for their significant use of new technology, for their complex production processes and innovative materials. Two products by Magis are presented in this volume: Chair First (design Stefano Giovannoni), moulded with an innovative air-moulding technology, pushed further by injecting the gas not only into the empty tubular sections, but also into more complex volumes around the seat and back; Steelwood Chair (design Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec), an apparently simple form which was, however, the result of a complex pressing and bending technique: almost ten subsequent phases were, in fact, developed to gradually curve and shear the metal to obtain the final backrest.