Softer Than Steel Chair

Softer Than Steel is a delicate and poetic chair designed by Nendo for Desalto.  The chair has a light and sculptural appearance, with a bent steel rod outlining the profile of the seat arm and back, sinuously connecting two seat legs.  Softer Than Steel is a striking, elegant and beautiful chair great for a minimalist design scheme, especially when grouped together with the Softer Than Steel benches.   

The Softer Than Steel chair is part of a family which includes 3 benches (L 175 x W 69 cm, L 143 x W 115 cm and L 98 x W 89 cm) 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.

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  • Measurements: W 40.5 x D 50.5 x H 79 x SH 44 cm
  • Materials: tubular steel frame with seat made of aluminium plate
  • Finish: lacquered matt white or black (indoor only)
  • Construction: no assembly required
  • Origin: custom-made in Italy
  • Delivery: 4 - 6 weeks



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