Is a ten-minute video on the making of a chair worth your time? When it so beautifully demonstrates a balance of modern industrial process and handcrafting, we think so.
The Branca chair, inspired by the twists, turns, and seamless transitions of a tree branch, seems as if it were formed by nature. Evident in the video, making such a form is no simple task.
Sophisticated CNC mills slowly carve complex parts from wooden blocks. Skilled crafts people attend to the final shaping, hand finishing, and careful assembly. To realize Branca, both are necessary.
The result says Branca’s designer Sam Hecht is “Comfortable, not just to the eye, but to the body and the hands.”