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The Magis Chair one.

August 28th, 2019

Category: WB Jamieson

Author: Darren Seymour

How the Magis - Chair One is made

The Magis Chair one is a futuristic, forward looking piece of furniture, so it stands to reason that the manufacturing process for a piece of furniture such as this would look like something out of 2001: A Space odyssey or Alien. In fact, is that Ripley's power loader in the images?

Take a look below and watch the video on how this clean cut chair is created.

Robotic arm in the manufacture process of the Magis chair one
The Magis - Chair One manufactured with robotic arm

Die Cast

The Magis chair one is created by the method of Die casting. Die casting is a process in which molten Aluminium (this case) is forced into a steel mould under high pressure. The steel moulds which are known as dies, are fabricated to produce castings with intricate shapes in a manner that ensures both accuracy and repeat-ability.

The process consists of 5 basic steps:

  1. Clamping
  2. Injection
  3. Cooling
  4. Ejection
  5. Trimming

Designed by Konstantin Grcic. The chair one and stool one utilise the die-casting method of manufacture to great effect, resulting in what many feel is an icon of furniture design.

Molten Aluminium pouring into the die-cast mould to form Magis Chair one

The cast chair is removed from the die for cooling

The Chair ones ready to be trimmed to reveal the final form.

The cleaned up Magis chair one which has had all the rough edges and mouldings removed and is ready to be finished with legs

Shop the Chair one here and the Stool one here.

The final Magis chair one, finished with a black protective coating


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