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The Triumph of Light and Ultralightness: Zieta Studio in Milan


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Rondo Mirror photo: Design in Pictures

The Triumph of Light and Ultralightness: Zieta Studio in Milan

The 62nd edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano was a vibrant, carefully orchestrated experience. The energy and the buzz, the dazzling press lights, and the sheer volume of inspiration filled us with pride and charged our batteries for another year of creative work. Our latest iterations from Zieta Studio — brighter, lighter, and more sustainable — received an extremely positive response. An incredible few days of experiencing colours, contexts, and shapes. Days of inspiring discussions about a sustainable future, illustrations, and upcoming projects. Let’s relive the excitement once more.
tafla c mirror in rose gold

Tafla C Mirror photo: Design in Pictures

The Grandeur of Light

The most captivating theme in this year’s Zieta Studio exhibition in Milan was undeniably light. A brand-new concept of reflection-based architecture was unveiled. Objects from Zieta’s lighting collection delicately illuminated the dedicated zone, leading visitors through a story of the power and potential of reflections on polished steel surfaces. In this narrative of fascination with light, the 3-metre-long linear Blade took centre stage, accompanied by the Harmonica, Lampin, and Luna constellations. Object and light blended provocatively in the illuminated versions of Zieta’s mirrors from the Aurum collection. The debuting Rondo 200 Gold Light and the striking Tafla C in Rose Gold stole the spotlight.
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Blade photo: Design in Pictures

totem sculpture | chippensteel chair | parova table | blade lamp

Parova Table photo: Design in Pictures

Form, Art and Tribute

The tables from Zieta Studio told stories of steel’s strength, geometry, and brutalism. The hefty, cylindrical bases of the Parova table contrasted with the bionic parametric design of the G-Table. The Parova coffee tables were a striking and sentimental touch, and in their Corten steel versions paid tribute to the great Richard Serra. Nearby, subtly observing the Parova scene, was the J-Chair, another homage piece — the first black version a nod to Władysław Strzemiński’s Flat Construction (Breakage of a Black Rectangle).
g-table | mercury | metalworks

G-Table photo: Design in Pictures

photo: Weronika Trojanowska

“What interests me is the opportunity for all of us to become something different from what we are, by constructing spaces that contribute something to the experience of who we are.”
~ Richard Serra
harmonica lamp | kamyki | totem

Plopp photo: Design in Pictures

Technology and Monomateriality

No Zieta Studio exhibit would be complete without seating, headlined by the classic PLOPP stool, which debuted at the SaloneSatellite in Milan in 2007. It was then that Oskar Zięta began his metal revolution in the design scene, showcasing his years of research into steel stabilization at ETH Zurich. Today, at Zieta, using his proprietary technology of internal pressure steel deformation (FiDU), we create sculptures and art installations that captivate the senses. Objects like Chippensteel, J-Chair, and the iconic PLOPP manifest a fascination with the material and lead through unexpected forays into craftsmanship, art, and architecture.
oko mirror | harmonica lamp

Oko Mirror photo: Design in Pictures

Reflections, Refractions, Metal

The primary narrators of reflections were, of course, Zieta’s mirrors. Tafla Inox in a unique constellation and the hypnotic Mercury in Dark Matter finish were showstoppers. The wall compositions of Kamyki subtly multiplied the marvel, while the Bolid hinted at a new era of mobility. Amidst the decorative accents and accessories completing Zieta Studio’s Milanese composition, the Zieta vases took centre stage. The collection delighted the senses, reflecting botanical themes in its polished surfaces. The intriguing Karava, the brutal Crash, and the geometric Parova added diversity. To cap off this wide range of potential from the studio and provide a distinct sculptural accent, there was the Crystals Totem  —translating sound into steel geometry.

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Mercury photo: Design in Pictures

“I consider space to be a material. The articulation of space has come to take precedence over other concerns. I attempt to use sculptural form to make space distinct.”
~ Richard Serra
zieta studio stainless steel objects

Ultraleggera Round Table photo: Design in Pictures

Ultralight Narratives

The ultralight zone showcased the Ultraleggera family, in terms of both complete objects and their individual components. This zone told a story of advanced studies on ultralightness, and realization at the conceptual, process, and production levels. It was a story of constant reduction in real object weight, reduced consumption of materials and energy, and even of the virtual space needed for data storage. This was a detailed narrative about the idea of “less is less” — using less, wanting less, and consuming less.

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