How It's Made: A Peek Inside 5 Workshops & Factories

How It's Made: A Peek Inside 5 Workshops & Factories

Sarah Coffey
Feb 3, 2010

There are some things we know we'd never be able to make ourselves, not even if we had a perfect list of instructions and a month's worth of classes under our belt. Although certain things are best left to professionals, that doesn't mean they have to remain a mystery. Apartment Therapy offers an inside look at how five of these high-end (and sometimes handmade) products are produced.

Inside a Murano Glass Workshop: Ever wanted to know how those amazing Murano chandeliers and lights are made? Take a photo tour of a "maestro's" workshop on the world's most famous glass-making island.

Inside the Marimekko Factory: This post offers a detailed look at how Marimekko prints their textiles at their headquarters in Helsinki, Finland. The presses and showroom are pretty impressive.

Woodshop Tour of a Refitted Factory: Apartment Therapy's WoodWise columinst, Johnny Williams, tours craftsman Austin Kane Matheson's workshop in Rockland, Maine.

Heath Ceramics Factory Tour: Learn how this California-based company mixes clay, pours molds, drys pieces on the rack, and adds the finishing glazes.

A Visit to the Concrete Countertop Workshop: Interested in concrete countertops for your kitchen? This post includes photos and text about Cheng Concrete's mixing, pouring, and setting process.

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