Felix de Pass spent a great deal of the making period making jigs – which is just as it should be for an object intended for mass production. The effort goes into the preparation, rather than making the individual item. Jigs can be re-used and the actual making process is relatively inexpensive. However this did not mean that it was without skill. The American cherry for the legs was steam bent, and the team at Benchmark worked out a way of attaching the ‘crown’ to the legs, which seemed insoluble at first. When Alison Brooks visited Benchmark, she worked with Felix de Pass to refine the form of the seat, which looked too heavy. They made it disc-like – sturdy enough where it joins the base, but with a slender rim that makes it appear very light.