Born from necessity and created by hand


Because that was the only way I knew. A lot of things have changed in the world since early 2004 but everything made at John Beck Steel is done the same way we started 14 years ago, by hand. A one-piece-at-a-time process that involves careful and attentive hands to ensure that everything is as it should be.

I try to distill everything down to only what is needed. No extra doo-dads, buttons, knobs or frills. Our primary material of choice is steel. In my opinion there are very few materials that have the look, feel and character of steel. Without a doubt steel is sexy! 

Dark and mysterious, steel holds the stories of a million lives and is rich in history. As the world's most recycled material the steel we use has been an unthinkable number of other things; automobiles, toaster ovens, building materials and even other furniture and light fixtures. Maybe that's part of the reason I find it so appealing. It's like us and has a past.



I started John Beck Steel because there were things I wanted that could not be found anywhere else. My goal is to share this same sense of satisfaction that knowing your aren’t quite like everyone else, quitely standing out and breaking rules, sneaking in the backdoor only to be noticed when it’s too late. Holding your own when everyone else is being fed mediocrity and the color beige.

John Beck
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