Chippensteel Chair (2023)
Made by Zieta Studio
CHIPPENSTEEL 0.5 is one of many objects designed by Oskar Zięta in the process of controlled deformation, leading to creation of unpredictable forms. As a result, the cool metal gains a soft look and is domesticated as a full-fledged interior theme. Each CHIPPENSTEEL chair contains the uniqueness of the material used: steel, copper, or aluminium.
The latest CHIPPENSTEEL 0.5 is a merger of many experiments, prototypes and design processes. It delights the eye, mixes the senses, and plays with perception. Made of steel, aluminium or copper, its form alludes to upholstered armchairs designed two centuries ago in England. It is a piece of furniture that combines ultra-modern technology with a nod to the rich history of design. A perfect example of combining the FiDU process with craftsmanship. Its two-dimensional form is laser-cut from sheet metal, tightly welded, and then pumped to become a functional, three-dimensional chair.
Although made of metal, CHIPPENSTEEL looks like a soft object. Its form is emphasized by various colour finishes, including manual dyeing techniques that bring out the natural shades from the metal. The form of the chair was inspired by a classic model fashionable in the third quarter of the 18th century, named after the English cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale. Thanks to the use of evenly spaced holes, the artistically inflated steel imitates the irregularly arranged upholstery fabric on armchairs. The combination of the cold metal with an upholstery-like finish makes the Zieta Studio chair a unique piece of art.