oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar
oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar
mar 18, 2011

oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar

‘ballantine’s 12’ by oskar zieta, london, england images courtesy of oskar zieta

designboom is currently in warsaw, poland where designer oskar zieta has created ‘ballantine’s 12’, a steel bar that looks like a pile of melting ice cubes. specifically designed for ballantine’s anniversary event at nettie horn gallery in london, the piece aims to unite the studio’s unique design language with ideas that are inherent to the whiskey brand.

oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar

by experimenting with the same complex process of his previous work, zieta was able to reverse the typical method of inflation – seen his previous fidu bench – and implode the material by literally melting the steel. each stabilized block is heated to over 700 degrees then suddenly cooled down to fix the organic and individual shape in to place.

oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar detail

the reflective cubes which are stacked together to create a circular bar, absorb and reflect the surrounding environment, constantly changing in its appearance and visually distorting everything that encompasses it. 

oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar overall bar

oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar detail

oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar construction process

oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar welding

oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar welding

oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar designer oskar zieta imploding a steel cube

oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar concept sketch of inflation and whiskey production process

oskar zieta: ballantine’s 12 bar concept sketch of bar

melting steel bar for Ballantine’s 12 from Zieta on Vimeo.

  • The whole place looks really untasty. The combination of so many elements does not work very well together. Weird “tribals” on the wall, the cubes in the middle and what is the Glass thing in the left side? He should stay with furniture and not make spacial stuff like this.

    Gert says:
  • gee – now THAT looks like something I really really want to cozy up to and socialize around

    cool sculpture but virtually worthless as a functional element

    dbkii says:
  • I doubt they designed those “glass thing in the left side” so as “weird tribals”, they are strictly into steel. melting bar is cool and i like it.

    Steff says:
  • the bar itself is really cool, but if he was the interior designer (or had anything at all to do with the horrific walls and school disco lighting) then its time to re-channel an inner mafioso back into scaring grannies out of their pensions

    I blame the client... says:
  • the glass thing is a stool. both ‘glass thing’ and the ‘tribals’ were not designed by Zieta Prozessdesign. Only bar.

    the one who knows says:

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