They came about roughly two years ago but are only now making their American debut: Oskar Zieta's stools and chairs, made out of freaking blow-molded steel, are being shown at Moss' Poetic License exhibit in NYC.
POETIC LICENSE: deliberate deviations from normally applicable rules and practices. For its 2010 spring exhibition, Moss presents a gallery-wide celebration of rule breaking, envelope pushing and taking chances. The work of each of the designers featured in Poetic License personifies the attribute by which the exhibition is defined. Each pushes the boundary of what's been done before in a variety of media, and each invents new forms, new processes, new methodologies.
I can't lie, I find the stools and chairs ugly as sin, yet cannot stop staring at them in awe of the production method: "Made by industrially blowing air into laser-cut sheets of welded steel."
via flavor wire