Softer Than Steel is a delicate and poetic bench designed by Nendo for Desalto. The bench has a light and sculptural appearance, thanks to the way the steel structure is flipped, bent and wrapped to create the ripple effect of the backrest, as if the material was soft like paper or cloth. Softer Than Steel is a striking, elegant and beautiful bench great for a hallway or reception area.
The Softer Than Steel bench is part of a family which includes 2 other benches (L 175 x W 69 cm and L 143 x W 115 cm), a chair and a coat rack.
Nendo is a design studio headed up by Japanese architect Oki Sato, who is well known for his clever, conceptual approach. The studio is highly prolific with designs ranging from consumer products, furniture, and lighting to interiors, architecture and graphics.
Desalto is a leading Italian furniture brand well known for its sleek, minimalist aesthetics and advanced manufacturing expertise, especially with metals. The company produces a wide range of iconic products with well known designers such as Nendo and Piero Lissoni. Perfect for slick design schemes, in private or commercial spaces.
Measurements: L 98 x W 89 x H 67 x SH 36 cm
Materials: bench in metal sheet with legs in reinforced steel rods