Over the centuries, we've welded metal, beat it into shape, bent it, melted it. But until recently, we've never inflated. Now that too is possible, thanks to years of painstaking work by architect Oskar Zieta and materials scientist Philipp Dohmen, both researchers at Zurich's ETH (better known as Einstein's alma mater).
On the eve of ICFF, it seemed like prime time to shed some light upon some young designers from abroad. Stefanie Gelinas of the new site Sleek Identity picks 10 up-and-comers who should be on your radar.