oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
 
oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
jun 20, 2013

oskar zieta on volumetric expansion

oskar zieta on volumetric expansion – the future nomads
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in an interdisciplinary exhibition put together by designer oskar zieta and the polish institute in berlin (showing not just industrial design, but also creatures and organisms which present the inner workings and versatile functions possible with volumetric expansion), ‘the future nomads’ exhibition–presented during DMY berlin 2013 and will run until august 30th– bridges bionics, technology and innovation, together to shed new light on future and sustainable construction techniques. investigated through a series chairs and tables, zieta reinvents the old and familiar by utilizing his trademark ‘FIDU’ inner-pressure expanding metal forming process. the method uses two shapes cut from steel sheets, which are then welded around their edges and inflated into a three-dimensional object. the deformation of metal sheets caused by the pressure amplifies the structural integrity of the expanded volume. as the innovative process is capable of creating highly complex and intricate forms, products can be created from the ‘bottom up’, additively, eliminating off-cuts during manufacturing.

 

 

oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
demonstration of the scale in which the FiDU process can be applied
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oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
detail of the inflated metal
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oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
experiments in volumetric expansion
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oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
prototype EV VI – volumetric expansion scale (1:14,9)
prototype EV IV – volumetric expansion scale (1:21)
prototype EV V – volumetric expansion scale (1:9,3)
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oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
up close
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oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
prototype EV II – volumetric expansion scale (1:34,5) inflated metal table base
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oskar zieta on volumetric expansion

prototype EV III – volumetric expansion scale (1:8)
image © camilla lobo/marcin zastrozny/paulina sikorska/zieta prozessdesig

 

 

oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
prototype EV III – volumetric expansion scale (1:8)
image © camilla lobo/marcin zastrozny/paulina sikorska/zieta prozessdesig

 

 

oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
from left to right
prototype EV VI – volumetric expansion scale (1:14,9)
prototype EV IV – volumetric expansion scale (1:21)
prototype EV V – volumetric expansion scale (1:9,3)
image © camilla lobo/marcin zastrozny/paulina sikorska/zieta prozessdesig

 

 

oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
prototype EV II – volumetric expansion scale (1:34,5)
image © camilla lobo/marcin zastrozny/paulina sikorska/zieta prozessdesig

 

 

oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
prototype EV VIII – volumetric expansion scale (1:28,6)
image © camilla lobo/marcin zastrozny/paulina sikorska/zieta prozessdesig

 

 

oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
‘plopp’ stool
see more about this project on designboom here

 

 

oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
general view of oskar zieta’s installation at ‘the future nomads’ exhibition during DMY berlin
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oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
other works related to this notion of ‘volumetric expansion’ are being exhibited alongside zieta’s FiDU processed furniture with frackenpohl poulheim’s ‘cave dome tent’ for heimplanet hanging from the ceiling (see more about this inflatable shelter on designboom here)
image © camilla lobo/marcin zastrozny/paulina sikorska/zieta prozessdesig

 

 

 

alongside zieta’s work, were a number of other projects by such designers: airboard, erik stehmann, heimplanet, kyouei design, malafor, musucbag, nobile kiteboarding, polish institute berlin and yuya ushida.

 

 

 

oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
the exhibition presents the work of international designers who use inflation in the process of forming their products
image © camilla lobo/marcin zastrozny/paulina sikorska/zieta prozessdesig

 

 

oskar zieta on volumetric expansion
‘the future nomads’
image © camilla lobo/marcin zastrozny/paulina sikorska/zieta prozessdesig

 

 

designboom recently caught up with oskar zieta during belgrade design week 2013 where he exhibited his work and was one of the program speakers. zieta sat down and spoke to us about his design process and thinking, the importance of a systematic studio practice, and the benefits of working with family.

 

 

designboom interviews oskar zieta during belgrade design week 2013
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  • Progetto interessante, con materiali alternativi e deign pulito.

    Arianna

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