Stainless Steel Furniture and Décor

What is it about the look of stainless steel that attracts fans of the modern aesthetic? The short list of reasons would include clean lines, uniform color and the attitude of austere efficiency it brings to any room.

Like many innovations, stainless steel was first forged in the pursuit of weapons development in the early 20th century. Since its manufacture was easily replicated and hardly a state secret its use quickly branched out from weapons manufacture to other uses.

As new and stronger alloys were developed stainless steel's purpose expanded. A rocky start in cutlery soon blossomed into more successful enlistment in the transportation, culinary and health care industries.

It wasn't until 1929 that stainless steel made a design splash when it was used to clad the top of the Chrysler Building in New York City, thereby changing the look the city's skyline forever.

One could say it was downhill from there, but the modern art movement contributed greatly to stainless steel's employment in furniture and decor design. Now, adding a touch of stainless steel to a kitchen or living room can strike a tone of sophistication and efficient elegance unrivaled by other materials.
Luxo
$1,300
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Stainless steel and leather are combined to give this chair a sleek and sophisticated look.
“Coming in three weeks.” — Khrome Studios
Empire
$298
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A closer look at this stainless steel billiards / game room light reveals small 8-balls at the stem joints.
Sphere
$1,194
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A circular stainless steel table, as opposed to the more common cube design.
“gorgeous stainless table 1194” — lrdrazen
Vento
$75
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Stainless steel vases are an easy way to add a clean and crisp accent to a room.
Napoleon
$180
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This stainless steel lamp has been polished to give it a highly reflective appearance.
36" Stainless Steel Refrigerator
$2,336
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This stainless steel fridge features an external digital info display.
“Side by side 36'” — Placida Braswell
Enix
$1,056
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The stainless steel cube coffee table represents an iconic use of steel in furniture design.
“39 x 39” — Hom Staging & Design
Apollo
$79
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Piano
$1,790
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Stainless steel makes for an interesting play of light in this ultra-modern floor lamp.
“Light” — joni25a
Sfera
$64
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A unique take on the stainless steel vase. Minimalist, but still punchy.
Ring Inox
$402
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These stainless steel table lamps are actually on the small side and so may look even better in pairs or trios.
Lightstones
$23
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Designer Marcus Vagnby was inspired by smooth beach pebbles to create the design for these sleek stainless steel candle holders.
“Zen” — mcst1
Titan Jr.
$624
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This bench works indoors or out and reflects the simplicity and efficiency of stainless steel.
Slot Basin Mixer
$1,733
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This wall-mounted waterfall faucet is hand-machined in Quarona, Italy, using stainless steel and eco-friendly production processes.
“faucet” — jprotasio
Copper Fondue Fountain
$61
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Stainless steel is popular in cookware for many reasons, not least of which are its sharp looks and durability.
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