TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 26, 2017 — With the launch of the new R-Series line of sofas, Realsteel Design embraces a bold vision for creating products that fuse classic designs with modern home furniture.
The new R -Series sofas use the highest quality leather, padding and hand-made materials to ensure each piece is comfortable and pleases the eye. All pieces are hand-assembled and fabricated by experts and use real car components from steel to aluminum. The “real steel” body shells that form the sofas, love seats and club chairs are actual replacement stampings to restore a vintage automobile.
The details and attention to care ensure a flawless, one-of-a-kind piece.
Initial sofa designs include:
Steel 911 Sofa
- Based on the 1964 Porsche 911 Carrera
- Alcantara quilted suede, Nappa leather, with hand sewing ensures quality stitching.
- Ergonomic design with actual working trunk storage
Steel P51 Sofa
- Based on the 1968 Mustang (Fastback)
- Aniline leather, soft to the touch yet resistant to wrinkles and scratches
- Optional pop-up TV displays above the trunk
“It has to look good and be comfortable, just like the cars themselves,” said owner Alan Liu about the new R-Series. “Forget about diners and tacky restaurants Realsteel’s designs are at home in an art gallery or a living room.”
Instead of just adding an existing sofa into a car chassis, the team designed original wooden frames to form the seats. The bend in the frame ensures lasting comfort custom designed to each car chassis.
The leather used in the designs also is furniture grade. The natural leather is aromatic and not treated to remove natural blemishes. “Because most car seats have a UV protective coating, the surface is somewhat rigid, we wanted to fix that,” Alan said. “The leather used by Realsteel breathes and is supple to the touch.”
The leather comes from Alcantara and Heller-Leder, which supply high quality, delicate and organic aniline leather. Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Lamborghini all use this grade of leather, so now you can take home the luxury you drive.
Another useful feature is the lockable trunk that opens, but instead of tools or a spare tire there is room for a bar, cooler, audio system or humidor. Fine leather and stitching line the interior trunk space ensuring seamless detail throughout the piece.
The foundation of Realsteel’s products is in its innovative supply chain. They have close relationships with furniture designers and auto-parts retailers that provide aftermarket parts for original-equipment manufacturers.
If your favorite car isn’t listed, Realsteel can replicate just about any make or model.
Realsteel is at work on a few experimental projects. Among them, a 1970 Volkswagen Westfalia camper van, golf cars of vintage design and pop-up café made from a Mustang.
If you have a dream, Realsteel can help you make it come true.
Based in Taipei, Taiwan, Realsteel Design connects cars and industrial design with quality materials to create unique products. The company combines exotics and vintage cars with bespoke furniture pieces handcrafted by artisans, mechanics and engineers.
We create products as unique as we can reach, said owner Alan Liu.
The company’s complete product line includes sofas, end tables, lamps, coffee tables and sculptures.
For more information: Realsteel Design, visit www.realsteel.design
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