Steel: Unveiling Its Modern Marvels

In the realm of materials that have indelibly shaped our modern world, steel reigns supreme. Its history, woven intricately with humanity’s journey, unfolds a narrative of innovation, strength, and adaptability. From the construction of iconic skyscrapers that pierce the heavens to the machinery driving industrial progress, steel stands as a testament to both the artistry of metallurgy and the relentless spirit of advancement. In this exploration, we navigate through the annals of steel’s evolution into art and design, uncovering the elemental transformations and revolutionary applications that continue to make it an indispensable force in our lives.

Fold Table Light by Akademie

© Akademie

Fold Table Light both illuminates from within and through the reflections. As the self-appointed purpose was to create a Brutalist lighting element with a unique form, Fold Table Light is the outcome of experimentation on the subject, which consists of constructing physical models.

Steel Terrace Mirror by J McDonald

As we move across it we see the brass edging begin to defy its own materiality, and we see ourselves fragment, splinter into pieces, and scatter across the room. We no longer see ourselves, only pieces of ourselves dispersed across time and space.

O.F.I.S Series, Tubular Steel Armchair by Lucas Muñoz Muñoz

This Tubular Steel Armchair forms part of the Series O.F.I.S (Objects From Intersticial Space), an ongoing research of industrial material’s potential for narrative. Muñoz designed this Space Age tubular armchair as an exploration of the structural potential of different industrial components.

Steel Floor Lamp I metaspace by metastudio x spacestudio

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This Space Age floor lamp is inspired by the natural shapes that water has created. The light that leaks from between the metal pieces is the representation of water finding its way to earth.

Steel Side Table I metaspace by metastudio x spacestudio 

©metastudio x spacestudio

The design idea of the side table is inspired by the moment of slicing a singular form into two pieces. The falling effect of the sliced part is enriched by the colour of split area.

rendez-vous by studio PART 

©studio PART

The “rendez-vous” chair stems from a love of both artisanal shoemaking and a love of classic Belgian tubular furniture. Two mirrored steel lines dance around the plywood and leather seat and come together in an upward motion that embraces the leather back.

Matrix steel bench by OS ∆ OOS

Matrix bench
© OS ∆ OOS

The Matrix project is and began as a system to allow for endless configurations and constructions. The base concept is derived from architectural constructions and solutions for multipurpose “form meets function” situations.

Sedia 1 by Julia Chiaramonti

©Julia Chiaramonti

The chair SEDIA 1 is made by hand from a single folded stainless steel sheet. The few necessary welding seams are hidden yet visible inside the folding. The exterior of the chair is completely mirror-polished and reflects the environment.

Steel “Cage” Bench by Klemens Schillinger

©Klemens Schillinger

Seemingly cast into shape, Cage Bench is made entirely from a 3000 × 1500 × 2 mm perforated steel sheet. The perforated steel draws a grid over the whole piece.

Spineless Steel Chair by Atelier Zébulon Perron

©Atelier Zébulon Perron

Dispossessed of its spine, the chair is cut down the middle splitting it into two hemispheres. With only the most essential connection points remaining, they confer both its strength and fragility. This Mid Century Modern chair embodies this relationship and its inherent tension.

A Flanc de Falaise – Portrait Lamp by Maxime Bellaunay

"A Flanc de Falaise - Portrait" Lamp
©Maxime Bellaunay

The lamps in the “A FLANC DE FALAISE” series draw their graphic language from the quarries from which they were extracted, combining geometric precision and the free expression of the material itself.

Browse our entire selection of Modern Steel Objects

At ADORNO, we curate a collection of Steel pieces that capture timeless elegance, cultural significance, craftsmanship excellence, and exceptional material quality. Each item is chosen for its iconic design and its ability to transcend the era, pushing the boundaries of what is considered classic.

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