Fast Company Design offer an insight into the production process at Herman Miller with a visit to their factories and manufacturing partners in and around Zeeland, Michigan, the result being a documentation of the world-renowned Lounge Chair, originally produced by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956. The entire process is overseen by humans – the natural materials used in the manufacturing of the chairs don’t respond so well to automation – a notion that according to plant manager Mike Kuperus leads to a warm sense of pride for employees. “People who have been here for 10 years will still come to me and say, ‘Look at this before I box it up,’ …”They appreciate the pieces as much or even more than the end consumer.” Check out the short vid above.