Stop-motion film tells of a furniture-maker’s ancient processes

Furniture maker Jim Tolpin was turned into an animated character in the stop-motion short film by Andrea Love. Tolpin, who is the author of the book By Hand & Eye and a faculty member at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, explains design principles that predate industrialized concepts and were used by 17th and 18th century craftsmen.

The charming video explains the premise of Tolpin’s concepts that measurements such as inches, feet, or meters are not necessary to create good designs. Instead, the focus should be on proportions: “The notion of well-proportioned is ingrained in the human eye and is rooted in the different elements of the piece of furniture having whole number proportions (like 1:3 or 3:5),” he says.

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Source: designfaves.com

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