Agenda: Pressure Cooker

In 2008, Polish industrial designer Oskar Zieta developed a quirky piece of furniture: the Plopp stool. Reminiscent of children’s blow-up plastic play sets, the Plopp was constructed from laser-cut steel sheets welded together along the contours and then inflated under high pressure. At the recent 2010 DMY International Design Festival in Berlin, Zieta also showcased new pieces made using this process in neons and shiny metallics, including a copper chair available now at New York design store Moss. The good news? These chairs will never pop. More info at and