Softer Than Steel / 687 | DESALTO

Bench in lacquered white metal designed by Nendo
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The bench SOFTER THAN STEEL / 687 is part of the collection "Softer Than Steel" created by the studio Nendo for Desalto Italian publisher. Japanese designer Oki Sato has designed steel pieces that fold as single sheets of paper. This series welcomes three benches, chairs, small tables, a coat rack and finally the wall shelves.

True to the spirit of the collection, simple, refined and poetic, the bench SOFTER THAN STEEL / 687 is made of matt white lacquered metal with steel tubes for the feet.

By understanding the metal as a single sheet of paper, Nendo gives the material softness and lightness. This approach brings more functionality to objects, as this wave that lifts the seat and turns into a folder, or the underside of wall shelves that form plateaus. "Softer Than Steel" is a refined collection is a continuation of the work of Oki Sato, simple, elegant and poetic.



Desalto has always been an integral part of Brianza's manufacturing tradition, from 1950 to the present day.

The founders of Desalto, the Orsenigo family, are among the entrepreneurs who have contributed to the spread, all over the world, of the concept of a product based on constant technical and technological research, aesthetically sophisticated and designed to be functional.

Over the years, a fruitful relationship between designer and producer has fueled a virtuous cycle, which has led to a wide range of items featuring elegant design and high quality. Desalto meticulously controls quality throughout the manufacturing stages, from prototype development to engineering.

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