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TAFLA O4

2018 OZT04
 
123 x 64

Zieta’s TAFLA O is the most organic of mirrors series. Its bionic form inspired by a drop of water or liquid metal enchants the space making it optically larger and more spacious.
On the polished surface of the TAFLA mirrors, all steel refractions are perfectly visible – the artistic effect of “controlled loss of control” in the process of shaping their form.
Mirrors made with FiDU technology are a result of free deformation caused by high internal pressure. This process creates objects of great durability yet of subtle structure. Just like the very first mirrors, TAFLAs are made of metal. FiDU technology brings out the true face of steel and creates objects of unique shapes.
Dimension: 123cm x 64cm, Depth 6cm

123 x 64 cm (External dimensions)

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Polish artist Oskar Zieta discovered an innovative technology for treating stainless steel. Using this technology, he lays two wafer-thin, laser-cut sheets of stainless steel on top of each other and literally inflates them. This results in shiny, sculptural works of art reminiscent of organic forms. Through the thickness of the stainless steel and the pressure applied, the artist can determine what shape the interior will take, even after it has been welded shut.

The process, also called FIDU, is what Zieta uses to create his lightweight mirrors RONDO and TAFLA. Looking at them, viewers are instantly astonished: RONDO is reminiscent of a silvery doughnut, gracefully arching into three-dimensional space. TAFLA appears like an organically growing work of art, and its elegant appearance transforms any room. Depending on where you are standing in the room, the RONDO and TAFLA mirrors reflect differently – every step revealing a new dimension. Oskar Zieta’s creations inhabit the space somewhere between art and architecture, between sculptures and furnishings.

The artistic HOT PIN hangers are perfect DIY gifts for any occasion. Placed in the oven, the flat, welded sheet-metal object transforms into a three-dimensional home accessory. In a creative arrangement on the wall, HOT PINS also have a hypnotic effect – there are no limits to your imagination for hanging them!
VITA
Oskar Zieta was born in Zielona Góra, Poland. During his studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, he developed the innovative FIDU process for inflating metal. Zieta’s sculptural artworks can be found in the collections of renowned museums such as MoMA, the Vitra Design Museum, and Centre Pomidou. The artist has won multiple awards including the Red Dot Design Award in 2008 and the Audi Mentor Award in 2011.
Exhibitions
2021 INFLATALES. Oskar Zięta’s Steel Stories, GAGA Gallery of Architecture, Theatre of Julius Słowacki, Cracow, Poland
2020 CADA CANTO CADA CONTO. ART, ARCHITECTURE, CERAMIC AND DESIGN,CABANAmad Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
Oskar Zięta, Maison Joseph, Hangzhou City, China
Oskar Zięta, Line Park & Gallery All, Hangzhou City, China
MIRRORTOPIA, Concept 101 Showroom, Beijing, China
Deformations of reflection – reflections of deformation, City Museum of Wrocław, Poland
2019 Zieta at Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy
2018 Polish(ed) Reflections, Jerke Museum, Recklinghausen, Germany
2015 IMM Cologne, Cologne, Germany
2014 Polish Job, Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy
Polish Design: in the Middle of, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2013 Common Roots, Design Museum Holon, Holon, Israel
Stilwerk, Design Days Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2011 Reflections, Vienna Design Week, Vienna, Austria
2010 Blow & Roll installation, Victoria & Albert Museum, London Design Festival, London, Great Britain
2020 Chez un connaisseur, RINCK & Savannah Bay Gallery, Paris Design Week, France
Design without borders(Határtalan Design), Kiscelli Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary
La Manufacture a labour of love, Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille, The Design Capital, France
2018 KOOKU living spaces, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2017 Future is Now, Norman Foster Foundation, Madrid, Spain
2015 Open Ended, Kazerne Gallery, Eindhoven, Germany
2013 Future Nomads, DMY International Festival of Design, Berlin, Germany
2012 Designers’ Open, Leipzig, Germany
2010 PLOPP, Saatchi Gallery, London, Great Britain
Young Creative Poland, Salone del Mobile di Milano, Milan, Italy
Idea and Imagination Experience Hall, Seoul Design Fair, Seoul, South Korea
2008 YDMI Award 2008 German Design Council, Red Dot Award, Product Design, Essen, Germany

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