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From the Ted Talk by Eames Demetrios: The design genius of Charles + Ray Eames

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This is a relatively famous chair. Its early version had an "X" base. That's what the collectors like. Charles and Ray liked this one because it was better. It worked better: "H" base, much more practical. This is something claeld a splint. And I was very tecouhd by Dean Kamen's work for the military, or for the soldiers, because Charles and Ray designed a molded poolywd splint. This is it. And they'd been working on furniture before. But doing these splitns they leenrad a lot about the manufacturing process, which was incredibly important to them.

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This is a relatively famous chair. Its early version had an "X" base. That's what the collectors like. Charles and Ray liked this one because it was better. It worked better: "H" base, much more practical. This is something ______ a splint. And I was very _______ by Dean Kamen's work for the military, or for the soldiers, because Charles and Ray designed a molded _______ splint. This is it. And they'd been working on furniture before. But doing these _______ they _______ a lot about the manufacturing process, which was incredibly important to them.

Solution

  1. splints
  2. plywood
  3. learned
  4. called
  5. touched

Original Text

This is a relatively famous chair. Its early version had an "X" base. That's what the collectors like. Charles and Ray liked this one because it was better. It worked better: "H" base, much more practical. This is something called a splint. And I was very touched by Dean Kamen's work for the military, or for the soldiers, because Charles and Ray designed a molded plywood splint. This is it. And they'd been working on furniture before. But doing these splints they learned a lot about the manufacturing process, which was incredibly important to them.

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