ONE is a single sheet of metal. From its flat shape as a sheet it is forged and bended into the third dimension. This movement is visible in its shape. It shows the strength of the steel and combines old forging techniques with modern design. It is designed to have a sculptural quality. To be the simplest thing but have the strongest presence. A brutal elegancy. ONE – Round comes in three different finishes. All finishes are conserved by a strong varnish. Brushed steel – shows the pure steel Copper patina – a spray-on patina which make every piece unique Black oxide – a patina to darken the steel with a rich deepness in it
Frank Penders combines his experience as a photographer, metal worker and civil engineer. A strong combination of aesthetic, conceptual, hands-on and technical qualities that he uses to design to the purest shapes.
His practice stretches from steel stairs till small objects.