We’ve featured this little guy before, but after several years, he needs his info updated. This stool appears to be inflated plastic, but is, in fact, made from welded steel sheets that are industrially inflated. This manufacturing process (called FiDU ‘Freielnnen Druck Umformung’ = ‘free inner pressure deformation’) was developed by Oskar Zieta and allows for lightweight forms to hold a fair amount of weight with minimal material. No two are alike.
Designer: Oskar Zieta
materials: laser-cut, robot-welded, high-pressure-inflated and powder-coated sheet steel
dimensions: 19.5″ h, seat: 14″ dia, base: 19″ dia
From our archives; originally posted Mar 6, 2012.