Softer Than Steel Armchair
Softer Than Steel Armchair designed by Nendo for Desalto offers steel rods that softly twist becoming an armchair. Not only merely functional but becoming a sculptural work of art. The Softer Than Steel Armchair is available in matt white, matt black or bungee brown lacquer.
Oki Sato is Chief Designer and Founder of Nendo. Born in 1977 in Toronto, Canada, he received his M.Arch. from Waseda University, Tokyo in 2002. He established the design studio “nendo” in the same year. His activity in the design world has not been limited to only one area but is rather multifarious, spanning from graphic and product design to designing furniture, installations, windows, and interiors, and even reaches into the realm of architecture. He has been chosen by the Newsweek magazine as one of “The 100 Most Respected Japanese” and won many “Designer of the Year” mention by Wallpaper and Elle Decor magazines. Nendo can be found in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Desalto takes its name from “design alto” or “high design”, and this is what this family-owned Italian brand does best. For over 30 years Desalto, based in Cantù, near Como, has been a leader in technology and design innovation.
Aesthetically sophisticated products based on constant technical and technological research make each piece truly unique and special. Not only do they offer beautiful design but a creative and production-centric development also focused on the contract market where quality, technical details, and custom-made solutions allow the company to be active worldwide in many different markets.
Desalto partners with many internationally renowned, award-winning designers like Marco Acerbis, Arik Levi, Denis Santachiara and more recently Piero Lissoni, Tokujin Yoshioka, and Nendo. All contributing to this exquisite and avant-garde collection.
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