When the Eames debuted their now-legendary shell chair in 1950, it became the first mass-produced plastic chair in the world. This wasn’t just an aesthetic icon — it was also a wonder of manufacturing and engineering. Now, Herman Miller is giving us a glimpse of how it’s made.
A short design history of the chair, published by Herman Miller recently, offers a concise breakdown of its recently resurrected manufacturing process. And because this is 2014, the company has used GIFs to outline the various stages of production. Check out a few of the steps below, but be sure to head over to Herman Miller and check out the company’s Instagram for more short media on the topic. [Herman Miller]