Zieta Studio's History
Zieta Studio was established in 2010 by Oskar Zięta. It was also the year when he introduced his first object to the market. It was the PLOPP stool that had already been awarded the Red Dot Design Award 2008, the German Design Council Award 2008 and the Forum AID Award 2009.
The history of the company begins earlier though. From 2003 Oskar Zieta worked as a research associate and a teaching assistant as the chair of CAAD at the ETH in Zurich where he wrote his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ludger Hovestadt. The main focus of his thesis was the input of computer-controlled machines in the processing of metal sheets in architecture and design.
During his research at the ETH, Zieta developed different methods of enhancing the efficiency of technology for steel design, architecture and construction. The main topic was the use of steel sheets as a construction element – cheap, easy to shape and efficient. The problem with steel sheets is stability – the work was focused on how to reach the desired stability of steel sheets to be able to use them as construction elements. Many different technologies were developed – among others, FIDU technology.
During the first years of operating Zieta Collection was gradually created – it included furniture and accessories designed by Oskar to the date: the standard, mini and kitchen PLOPP (2006- 2009), Chippensteel 0.5 (2009), Chippensteel 1.0 limited edition (2006), RONDO mirror (2009), PIN and KAMM hangers (2009), RONDEL (2009).
Later on, other collections followed: Copper, Heat, Gradient and Transitions Collections.