The stool Plopp was designed by the Polish designer Oskar Zieta and is on its way to become a design classic. Best proof: Plopp won the famous German Red Dot Design Prize in 2008, its unusual look results from its unusual production method.
The design newcomer Zieta started to experiment with steel material while studying in Zurich (first he studied architecture in Stettin) and developed his "FiDU-Technology" (Freie Innendruck Umformung / free interior pressure transformation), in which furniture is created and in which the material (two identical, welded together steel sheets) is filled with air under pressure. The steel plates then extend to the intended form.
The stool stands on three legs and has a hole in the middle of the seating plate and in fact it looks as if blown up – but Plopp is really strong, because of the resistant steel. Not one stool looks like another by this initiative, because every deformation of the steeling is controllable. So at the end, every customer gets his/her own personal Plopp - a special attraction, which is an exception in today's mass production.