Design Porn: Air-Blown Furniture

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Oskar Zieta‘s groundbreaking inflatable furniture, which is made by industrially blowing air into laser-cut sheets of welded steel, is making its American debut in the exhibition Poetic License at Moss in New York. The Polish designer and engineer’s innovative production concept offers endless possibilities for lightweight, funky furniture and objects, as witnessed by some of the experimental designs on the company’s website.

Zieta’s hottest piece, the Plopp Stool, is featured at Moss in a variety of sizes and colors, including red, blue, green, yellow, black, white, and polished steel, as well as a limited edition in a chic copper finish. Two more limited editions round out Moss’s stock of Zieta’s innovative designs: the Chippensteel chair — a riff on the venerable Chippendale chair — in polished steel and copper.

Oskar Zieta, Plopp Stool, mini size, 2008. Inflated metal, polished copper, limited edition. Courtesy Moss, New York

Oskar Zieta, Plopp Stool Family, 2008. Inflated metal. Courtesy Moss, New York

Oskar Zieta, Plopp Stool, kitchen size, 2008. Inflated metal, blue. Courtesy Moss, New York

Oskar Zieta, Plopp Stool, mini size, 2008. Inflated metal, green. Courtesy Moss, New York

Oskar Zieta, Plopp Stool, standard size, 2008. Inflated metal, red. Courtesy Moss, New York

Oskar Zieta, Chippensteel Chair, 2009. Inflated metal, limited edition. Courtesy Moss, New York

Oskar Zieta, Chippensteel Chair, 2009.Inflated metal, polished copper, limited edition. Courtesy Moss, New York

Oskar Zieta, Plopp Stool, standard size, 2008. Inflated metal, black. Courtesy Moss, New York

Oskar Zieta, Plopp Stool, mini size, 2008. Inflated metal, white. Courtesy Moss, New York

Oskar Zieta, Plopp Stool, kitchen size, 2008. Inflated metal, yellow. Courtesy Moss, New York

Oskar Zieta, Plopp Stool, mini size, 2008. Inflated metal, polished steel. Courtesy Moss, New York