Oskar Zieta

Oskar Zieta – architect, founder and CEO of Zieta Prozessdesign. Born in 1975, he graduated from the Swiss Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich, he has been working at this academy as a research assistant at the department of CAAD – Computer Aided Architectural Design. Oskar Zieta has been awarded the AUDI – Mentor-Price 2011, the Red Dot Award 2008, DMY Award for Innovation in production process 2008, the YDMI 2008, the German Design Council Prize 2009, the Forum Aid Awards 2009, technology Award – Materialica 2009, MUST HAVE Design Lódz 2011 and was nominated to the “Schweizer Design Preis” 2009 and the “Dobry Wzór” 2009. The Wire Magazine called his designs “furniture of the future”. Zieta Prozessdesign develops design in new technologies. Unique products are created as a result of experimenting with innovative forming methods. Zieta Prozessdesign combines 3 forces – research, design and production to bring complex design solutions and to eliminate any imperfections or inefficiencies on any stage of bringing concepts to life. At Zieta Prozessdesign new ideas search their intelligent forms – bionic, easily customized, uniquely processed, more efficient – that go beyond today’s understanding of form and construction and contribute to the shapes of the future. FiDU – the technology of the future Individualized shapes: FiDU stands for Freie Innen Druck Umformung – the Internal Pressure Forming – which implies inflating two steel sheets welded around their edges into a 3d object. It takes only two thin steel sheets to create a complicated and very durable 3d object from steel in FiDU. FiDU allows to create innovative, customized, individualized bionic shapes and fully recyclable objects using very efficient mass production processes and individualized shaping methods. It is the most flexible toolless metal forming way ever. Oscar Zieta’s designs carved out their way into numerous prestigious collections including Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Zurich Design Museum and the Baden State Museum in Karlsruhe. He calls his attitude towards design Prozessdesign and it is the name of his two studios in Wroclaw and in Zurich.