Oskar Zięta created the Ultraleggera 1660 in response to the lightweight challenge set by Gio Ponti’s the Superleggera chair from 1957. The Ultraleggera 1660 gets its name from the fact that it's the lightest chair in the world, weighing in at just 1,660 grams.
The durable chair is made with FiDU technology and a laser-cut seat plus a backrest. Despite being incredibly lightweight itself, the chair is strong and capable of handling loads of up to 1,208 kg. According to Zięta, the chair takes inspiration from the "delicate but extremely strong wings of dragonflies, durable chitinous shells of beetles or light and stable pneumatic bird skeletons."
Beyond being impressive for its lightweight design, the chair is a mono-object that's fully recyclable.
The Ultraleggera 1660 by Oskar Zięta Only Weighs 1,660 Grams
1. Lightweight Furniture - There is an opportunity for companies to invest in producing ultra-lightweight furniture that challenges traditional designs and materials in order to cater to consumers' evolving preferences for space-saving and portable furniture.
2. Sustainable Furniture - As consumers become more environmentally conscious, there is a need for furniture that is sustainably produced and recyclable, which opens up possibilities for companies to create innovative, eco-friendly designs.
3. Fidu Technology - FiDU technology, which allows for the creation of forms from a single sheet of metal, opens up a realm of possibilities for designers to create new, unique furniture pieces with minimal waste and maximum strength.
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Furniture manufacturers can invest in FiDU technology and sustainable production methods to create cutting-edge, lightweight and eco-friendly furniture that caters to consumers' evolving preferences.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can use the Ultraleggera 1660 and other innovative lightweight furniture pieces in their designs to create sleek and minimalistic spaces that cater to today's urban and portable lifestyles.
3. Recycling and Waste Management - As the Ultraleggera 1660 and other mono-objects become more popular, the need for efficient recycling and waste management systems increases, providing opportunities for companies to develop and improve these systems.