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“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
Under the direction of architect Oki Sato, the group that gathers under the name Nendo has represented since 2002 a cultured and refined alternative to self-celebrative design. “Nendo” in Japanese means “clay” and their job, in the field of the interior architecture, of furniture and graphics is pliable and flexible as clay. Facing with personality and determination the challenges of contemporary designing, Nendo got in few years important international credits.