* material: Inox * weights, shapes and dimensions may vary, this is a characteristic feature of FiDU products
Thermal coloring alters the physical structure of metal, no matter if it is carbon or stainless steel. In the natural process similar to oxidizing copper, stainless steel may be subject to visual changes on the surface. This shall be considered as a natural maturing of the material. Like the process of inflating metal with air provides unique, unrepeatable shapes, oxidizing paints the surface with individual patterns. Oxidized stainless steel is not a subject to complaint. Gold colored products from The Heat collection can be transparent-lacquered to prevent oxidizing. This is an extra service.
The colours visible on the screen may be presented differently depending on your monitor settings and screen resolution. Therefore we cannot guarantee an exact match between the colours you see on the screen and the colours of the actual products.
The PLOPP stool is a flagship of Zieta Studio and a symbol of Oskar Zięta’s research into the properties and possibilities of metal. The “Polish Air-Pumped Folk Object” proves how the artistic aspects of the design can be summarized in highly advanced engineering forms. Winner of the Red Dot Design Award 2008, the German Design Council Award 2008, and the Forum AID Award 2009. PLOPP is a manifesto of the FiDU technology and the “controlled loss of control” process. Two ultra-thin steel sheets are welded together around their edges and inflated under high pressure, deforming a 2.5D flat form into a 3D object.
The iconic steel PLOPP stool is a flagship product under the Zieta brand in many of its finishes and sizes. In today’s range, we find PLOPP mini, standard, kitchen, and bar versions. Discover their potential as a functional and modern accent to interiors.
Thanks to this unique technique of metal forming, Oskar Zięta’s PLOPP is light and durable. It meets the premises of sustainable development and production in three fundamental dimensions. First, it’s monomaterial, and therefore complies with the monomaterial thinking in its broad recyclable potential.
Plopp stool made from inflated steel could be 100% recycled, with a slight loss of material quality. Secondly, it is durable and long-lasting - meaning, can serve for generations keeping consumption on a responsible level, and investing in goods won't vanish so quickly. In the end ultralightness - or so-called lightweight index optimization which is considered as literal lightweights - PLOPP is empty inside. And lightness manifested in the virtual dimension. FiDU technology allows creation in steel, copper or aluminum.
Designing flat objects that take a 3D form only in the tactile world brilliantly reduces data consumption. PLOPP’s standard 2.5D model consumes 16 kB of memory, while an identical design developed in a 3D model would need as much as 142 GB. This is what we calls a less-is-less approach, thus maximizing the material potential for design, daily functionality, reduced transportation costs, and even the conquest of space.
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We love copper, which is the result of combining the forces of nature and manpower. It is not only a luxury, but according to Zieta, it’s magic. Copper, reflecting the environment around and emanating a unique aura of warmth and generosity, becomes a part of it.