Factory Found and Made

After the awards have been won and the adulation has died down, its time for the mechanics of the production process to kick in. Away from the glamour of designs’ frontline it’s the humble factory that breathes life into winning designs.

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Photographer Leon Chew has found himself chronicling the backrooms of production before, in fact he’s becoming something of an expert on the mechanics of making— here he shoots the processes behind the construction of the Fold series at Bervale in Birmingham.

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The distinctive plaited cables are threaded prior to packaging. Scores of lamps receive the third in a series of fold’s before moving onto the next specialist machine.

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Heavy-duty industrial folding machines have found good use in the design of this product. The ready cut aluminium frames are first stamped with the company logo.

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Photography by Leon Chew

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