Blown Metal

Ideas applied to the research of new technological possibilities can open brilliant product opportunities, this stool is a great example.

The Plopp stool designed by Oskar Zieta for Hay is a surprising piece of furniture. Don't let the soft rounded forms fool you; this stool is made of hydro-formed metal. Two metal sheets are welded together and then filled with high-pressure fluid, not sure how comfortable it is but the designer surely succeeded in experimenting with low cost materials and technologies for an innovative result.


Designer: Oskar Zieta 
Company: Hay 
Year: 2008 
Materials: hydro-formed metal

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