It was in late 2010 that architect Fernanda Marques began researching the use of stainless steel in the manufacture of contemporary furniture, in collaboration with steelmakers Mekal, a Brazilian company which specialises in the material. At the same time, Fernanda had become interested in giving her projects a more authorial aspect – by designing furniture to go with them.
“It was when I was commissioned to design a kind of garage / lounge. My client was a young bold entrepreneur and an art and design aficionado, and very fond of motorbikes and speed”, says the architect.
For him Fernanda designed a multipurpose space. A space where he could unwind and entertain.
Made to order, the Infinite Steel Stool by architect Fernanda Marques is made up of XX independent modules that fit alongside one another, each one weighing about 22kg. Consistently with the design concept itself, there is no limit to how many units can be put together in each piece - hence the Infinite in its name.
Each module is formed from folded steel sheets, welded and lined with laminate. The sheets are textured and have a satin finish. The units bear the trait of continuity in themselves, as they fit alongside one another – without touching.