Warm and cool together, the Magis Steelwood chair from Herman Miller combines the warmth of wood with the strength and durability of steel in a modern Italian design. Steelwood blends beautifully with wood or metal furniture, creating a transition for environments that include various finishes, while keeping the integrity of the two materials. Comfortable and well constructed, this chair is ideal for public areas as well as conference rooms with wood or metal tables.
- Designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2008
- Made in Italy by Magis
- Material: seat and legs in natural, frame in steel plate painted in epoxy resin.
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.
Magis is the brand that has given a novel twist to domestic design, building its identity on incorporating leading edge technology into mass production.
Founded in 1976 in the bustling north eastern corner of Italy by a newcomer to the furniture business, Eugenio Perazza, Magis is today a giant international design laboratory that constantly puts itself to the test, seeking technological sophistication and employing a highly diversified workforce.
Magis seizes the day. It embraces the creativity of leading global designers (Richard Sapper, Jasper Morrison, Stefano Giovannoni, Marc Newson, Konstantin Grcic, Ron Arad, the Bouroullecs, Robin Day, Pierre Paulin, Jerszy Seymour, Naoto Fukasawa, Thomas Heatherwick and many others) and channels it towards objects perched on the cutting edge.