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The art behind furniture

8 March 2013 Last updated at 09:32 GMT

Tom Dyckhoff explores how the furniture in our home forms part of a chain of design stretching back through the centuries.

He visits the Furniture Gallery at London's Victoria and Albert Museum which boasts a 3,500 year old table leg from Egypt and more modern pieces created by a 3D printer. Tom discovers how the techniques used by artisans of the past can inspire the furniture of the future.

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