Everything — from the smallest coat hanger to the Architonic piece — is made in either Zieta’s main production facility in Poland, which used to be a carpet factory, or a smaller satellite facility in Switzerland, where he teaches. And the majority of the work he does can be accomplished with lasers. “In the five years after I graduated with my masters, I learned many different ways to manipulate metal sheets,” he says. “The most flexible technique was laser-cutting, because you can use the same tool for cutting and welding. So then my goal became to connect a new technology like lasers with a very traditional material like metal sheets. That was the starting point.”
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Everything — from the smallest coat hanger to the Architonic piece — is made in either Zieta’s main production facility in Poland, which used to be a carpet factory, or a smaller satellite facility in Switzerland, where he teaches. And the majority of the work he does can be accomplished with lasers. “In the five years after I graduated with my masters, I learned many different ways to manipulate metal sheets,” he says. “The most flexible technique was laser-cutting, because you can use the same tool for cutting and welding. So then my goal became to connect a new technology like lasers with a very traditional material like metal sheets. That was the starting point.”