C17: A Modern and Contemporary Forged Steel Bed

"... stylish, elegant, and bespoke metalwork ..."

Private Commission 2005

The owner of this bed requested a detailed, yet understated design with "presence". These criteria were satisfied by the visual weight of the steel used, combined with the bed's joinery. Its uprights were forged from one and a half inch thick steel bar with the finials made by "upsetting" this bar.

The feature joinery is based on traditional woodworkers mortise and tenons, with the tenons riveted over and then given a satin polish as a counterpoint to the darker's tones of the waxed steel. The bed is a satisfying blend of contemporary design and traditional blacksmithing skills.

forged steel bed with feature joinery
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