“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 fl ipped 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, fl exible feel, as though the metal has become paper or cloth” (Nendo). Bench in metal sheet with bent back and rod steel legs, matt white lacquered.