Softer Than Steel Chair

by Desalto

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 available in 6 colours.

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. 

Design Year

Custom made to order

Made in Italy


W 50.5 x D 40.5 x H 79 x SH 44 cm

Materials & Finishes
Materials: Steel frame and seat made of aluminium plate 15 mmm
Finish: 6 colour options (see finishes tab)

Designed For
Indoor use only. Special outdoor version available, please enquire for more details


Additional Information
Product Tech Sheet


These chairs are available in multiple finishes. Please review the options below and make your selection in the options above.


Lead Time
Custom made to order with delivery in 4-6 weeks

Delivery - United Kingdom

Spend Delivery Charge
Above £150 Free delivery
£50 to £150 £9.95
Below £50 £4.95

This product will be sent by a courier using a kerbside, non-timed service.

We offer an enhanced delivery service which includes delivery at an agreed time slot to your room of choice, product assembly, removal of packaging and old items of furniture as well as storage for a limited period for an extra charge. Please contact us for a quotation.

Delivery - Outside United Kingdom
This product will be sent by a courier using a kerbside, non-timed service. Charges for deliveries outside the UK vary depending on size and weight and will be shown at the Shopping Cart or Checkout. You can also contact us for a custom delivery cost quotation.

Our shipping charges exclude import duties, local taxes and other applicable charges which may be levied as the goods reach your country. All our prices include UK VAT of 20%. We can exclude VAT for deliveries outside the EU or to VAT-registered businesses within the EU, please contact us for an adjusted invoice.

Additional Information
Delivery & Returns
Terms & Conditions


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