Carolyn Kinder’s Garrett Swivel Chair and the factory that produces it will be featured in a popular television program on China’s CCTV.
Carolyn Kinder, Carol Tu and I were honored to participate in the video production. Carolyn’s egg chair design, available to the trade through Uttermost, has been wildly successful since it’s introduction in 2013. This nod to mid-mod stands out as a new classic. With a channel tufted back rest, it fits like a glove and feels as good as it looks.
Behind the design of mid-mod egg chair
For the sake of video production and historical integrity we did a faux flash back to 2012 and reenacted several phases of development. This is a great way to show you some of the behind-the-scenes process that goes into the creating one of the hundreds of design samples we produce each season. The process in it’s simplest form goes something like this:
- Simple Concept Sketch
- CAD development and review
- Raw body review and adjustment
- Material and detail assignment
- Finished sample review
Bringing the design concept to life
There are several additional critical steps that we won’t discuss today (including our secret sauce recipe), but the most important step is choosing the best vendor to bring your concept to life. This factory is one of our favorites, not only for their consistent quality and attention to detail, but also for their environmentally conscious production methods. The fact that a large percentage of the production, marketing and administrative staff have been with them for more than 15 years should tell you all you need to know this company.
You might have noticed by now that I haven’t shared the name of the fabulous resource. I will give you one name… Monica. You might notice it on the original concept sketch where Carolyn signed her name with the caveat “but do what Monica says”. The rest is classified. Let’s just call it part of our secret sauce recipe.