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STEEL LIFES

Oskar Zięta’s Vases

HE Concept Store, May, 13 – June, 12, 2021

Oskar Zięta presents his latest works at the HE Concept Store and in the hotel’s passage. Modern, minimalist and often formally experimental vases will form part of the hotel’s elegant interiors.

 

Shiny steel reflecting the surrounding space, juxtaposed with multicolored plants, is a metaphor for the coexistence of technology and nature in Zięta’s work. Flourishing and growth, concepts associated with nature can also be applied to the steel processing methods used by this versatile designer and artist in his work.

 

The exhibition is open from Monday to Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm.

Parova Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Karava, Arcova & Crash Vase, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Karava Vases

Karava is a steel vase of a trapezoidal form framing an oval opening. It is a delicate and subtle vessel reminiscent of floral twigs – and at the same time characterized by stability and durability. The organic oval cut-out in its center gives it an intriguing lightness and brings to mind the sculptures of Henry Moore.

Karava Vases, Rotation Vase, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Karava Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Karava Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Karava Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Arcova Vases

The Arcova double vase with a U-shaped cutout is reminiscent of the form of an inverted arch. It is available with asymmetrical arms and with arms of equal height. It is the perfect vessel for tall and slender plant twigs.

Arcova Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Arcova Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Crash Vases

Crash vases are related to the Parovas’ forms – also made of steel, which becomes a minimalist vessel in the process of forming with compressed air. Crash vase, however, is additionally deconstructed so that it gains characteristic undulations in its lower part. Thanks to this, each such form becomes a unique sculpture.

Crash Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Crash Vase, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Crash Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Crash Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Rotation Vase

The Rotation vase was created as a result of Oskar Zięta’s experiments with the Steel in Rotation form. It is a vessel whose cross-section resembles the six petals of the inflorescence. Simple yet expressive.

Rotation Vase, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Rotation Vase, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Parova Vases

Parova vases make up the perfect trio: placed next to each other, they are like a sculptural group, and flowers of different heights placed in them look like they were raised on ancient columns.

Parova Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Parova Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Parova Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Parova Vases, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Triglav Candelabrum

Triglav is a steel three-armed candlestick whose form resembles the architectural arch and columns. Steel, juxtaposed with burning candles, emits unexpected reflections and fills the interior with a warm glow. It is available in two sizes: table (height 41 cm, Φ 19 cm) and floor version (height 83 cm, Φ 40 cm).

Triglav Candelabrum, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Triglav Candelabrum, photo Ernest Wińczyk

Oskar Zieta

Oskar Zięta

Architect, artist and process designer. Creator of over 200 original utility forms that manifest his own recognizable style. Author of sculptures that demonstrate his passionate experimental approach to design. The main paradigm of his work is exploring the formal and technical properties of the metal transformed using the proprietary FiDU technology.

 

He obtained his PhD at the ETH University in Zurich, and is a lecturer at the SWPS School of Form in Warsaw. Author of the iconic PLOPP stool (2007), and the highest sculpture in public space in Poland, WIR (2017), as well as NAWA (2017),  a pavilion-sculpture nominated for the prestigious European Mies van der Rohe award.

 

Zięta’s design has been awarded many times, incl. Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Award, Red Dot and Audi Mentorpreis Awards. He collaborated, among others with Audi, Architonic, Ballantine’s, Pirelli and the Victoria & Albert Museum. His works are in the collections of the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich, the Pinakothek in Munich and the Pompidou Center in Paris.