MORRIS CHAIR

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations

Genres:

  • Industrial
  • Promotional

People/organisations:

  • Templar Films

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: MORRIS CHAIR

Reference number: 5330

Date: 1960c

Production company: [ Templar Film Studios]

Sound: mute

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.31 mins

Description: The creation of a new chair at the Morris Furniture Factory, Glasgow. Production processes in the factory are shown.

Shotlist: various models of chairs as focus of a room, with women in period dress 'modelling' their chairs (0.42) another modern 'all-in-one' chair design sitting in a room- a camera effect 'multiplies this chair until there are about 20 in the room (0.51) process of creating this chair in the factory is shown; including cutting using a template, laminating (?), bending under pressurised conditions and trimming the finished chair (2.49) the completed chair is removed from machine and stacked (3.29) elevated view of factory floor at Morris Furniture, shots of chairs being transported (3.35) chair is sanded down by machine and the finished article on display in 'office' showroom (4.31)