Key facts

Product:
Softer than steel
Family:
Softer than steel
Manufacturer:
Desalto
Designer:
nendo
Architonic ID:
1258823
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2014
Groups:
Tables-Coffee tables
Tables-Side tables
Lounge area/Waiting room-Lounge tables
Lounge area/Waiting room-Side tables

Product family

Concept

“Softer than steel”is a poetic and delicate collection consisting of three benches, a chair, a collection of small tables, a coat stand and a range of shelves, created by the Japanese designer Nendo for Desalto.

“A section of the bench has flipped up and turned into the backrest. Poles wrap around each other to become a coat stand. By adding flipped, bent and wrapped details to metal sheets and rods, the ordinarily hard metal gain new functionality and a light, flexible feel, as though the metal has become paper or cloth ”. Nendo