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.