Softer Than Steel

Design Nendo
Desalto , Italy

Softer than steel is a poetic and delicate collection. Constructed from rigid sheet metal, the metal surface is bent and folded to create the chairs backrest. The ordinarily hard metal gains new functionality, the result appears light and flexible as if the metal were paper or fabric.

The Softer Than Steel Collection includes a chair, bench, coat rack and selection of occasional tables. Benches are a available in both indoor and outdoor versions.


Seat: Constructed from aluminium plate, powdercoated to house colour
Base: Constructed from tubular steel, powdercoated to house colour
Glides: Plastic glides


Powdercoated Steel Matt Black B59

Powdercoated Steel Matt White B6

Softer Than Steel Coat Stand Desalto
Softer Than Steel Armchair Desalto
Softer Than Steel Bench Desalto
Softer Than Steel Occasional Table Desalto