C17 Modern and Contemporary Forged Steel Bed

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

Made to Commission

The owner of this bed requested a detailed, yet understated design with "presence". These criteria are satisfied by the visual weight of the steel used, combined with the bed's joinery. Its uprights are 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 woodworker's mortise and tenons. Hot punched holes are used for the mortises and the forged tenons are riveted over and given a satin polish to act as a counterpoint to the darker tones of the burnished and waxed steel. The bed is a satisfying blend of a contemporary design and traditional blacksmithing skills.

Modern and contemporary forged steel bed