The design company HAY is behind the innovative PLOPP. With its plastic exterior and steel interior, the footstool is an innovative piece of furniture for the home or office. PLOPP is designed by Oskar Zieta, who has utilized new technology to create the new design idiom.
‘HAY with PLOPP challenges the conventional footstool, and the result is both experimental and surprising. It is a product which demands that you form an opinion. The soft appearance makes you want to touch the footstool. PLOPP is a piece of furniture and a sculpture for the modern home’, states the prize committee in their nomination.
PLOPP consists of two thin steel plates which have been chiselled in the required format. The edge is then welded and water is injected at high pressure into the closed item. The material then expands out into the required shape under controlled conditions. The result is a new piece of steel furniture, which through its design is reminiscent of plastic furniture, but which has the solidity and durability of steel.
The footstool is both solid and durable. HAY therefore gives a 100 year guaranty on PLOPP. The recommended retail price is DKK 1,499