While glimpses into the design process and fabrication methods have become more available than ever thanks to cheaper video cameras (e.g. smartphones), free online video hosting and overall public interest, it’s still not too common when a video spans the entire manufacturing process from raw material to finished product.

In ‘BEAM / The Making Of’, industrial designer Surya Graf presents the journey of taking a flat piece of sheet metal through to his powder coated and finalized furniture designs.

Shot during the production of his Beam furniture series, the short film pulls the curtain back and allows the viewer an inside glimpse into the processes and people that went into creating his product. From the initial laser cuts to the bending and finishing, this is among one of the better process-oriented videos we’ve seen in awhile.


“So many elements need to come together to create the objects that surround our everyday lives, with this ‘making of’ helping to provide an insight into various manufacturing and industrial techniques.”


You can check out more of Surya Graf’s studio work here.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.