The beauty of Steelwood is in the way it combines the warmth of wood with the strength and durability of steel. This was central to the challenge given to the Bouroullec brothers at the beginning of this project. This combination is tricky. Most furniture that uses these materials in combination tries to make the wood look like steel or the steel like wood. Steelwood does the opposite, highlighting the differences in material, in a warm, more domestic, and friendly style.
The Seat and legs are made out of solid, natural beech with a white painted, steel plate frame.
designed by the progressive minds of the bouroullec brothers, the steelwood chair is a radical combination of two very conventional materials: steel and wood. aimed at attaining an ornamental patina over years of use, the steelwood chair is intended to preserve the illusion of timeworn delicacy. after extensive technological research the steel forming process has been refined to accommodate the unique and intricate form, requiring nearly ten successive stamping stages in order to create the perfect curvature.