Forging iron and steel are one of the oldest known metal working processes. Exceptional blacksmiths create some of Soane Britain’s most distinctive pieces, transforming inert steel bars, through hours of heating, hammering and cooling into tables, desks and mirrors. The Stag Table is one of the most challenging designs, requiring each leg to be beaten into shape in minutes (a second attempt would weaken the iron’s structure) and to match its three siblings whilst having individual character. Soane’s made to order forged designs are especially suited to customisation. When complete, the blackened iron finish is lacquered to maintain its quality or an alternative in-house forged metal finish applied.

To discover more about the blacksmith’s skills, see our Soane Journal post ‘Man and Beast.’