nendo softer than steel for desalto

Nendo has created a furniture collection for Italy’s Desalto, known for their metal furniture. Turning the tables on metal’s typical hard and heavy feel, Nendo gives the material a light, flexible feel, “as though the metal has become paper or cloth.”

A section of the bench has been pinched up into the backrest, poles wrap around each other to become a coat stand, and sections of tables are cut-out like paper. The Softer Than Steel collection gives new functionality to what we’ve previously thought metal to be.

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