From collaborations with international design brands such as Alessi, Established & Sons and Chanel to masterminding a number of iconic works around the globe, Dame Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) was widely regarded as having been one of the best architects of her time. Zaha Hadid Design is a collection of home accessories and gifts that interpret the British-Iraqi architect's signature aesthetic of fluid shapes, free forms and contrast, with an emphasis on state-of-the-art production techniques and artisan craftsmanship.
The result is a series of monochrome objects — which span candles and candelabras, to stools and chess sets — injected with flashed of colour and often crafted from materials such as tradition bone china, ceramic, modern resins and acrylics.
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Zaha Hadid Design: A Lifetime of Passion for Design
Founded in 2006 by Dame Zaha Hadid, Zaha Hadid Design creates inventive and unforgettable designs in the form of homeware, lighting, furniture and exhibitions.
Favouring traditional materials when crafting products such as bone china, acrylics and ceramic, the brand has an undeniable talent for taking everyday objects such as candleholders, platters and bowls and adding a trademark twist to them in the form of shape, colour and design, giving way to traditional pieces that have been revamped in a contemporary way.
The brand operates under the Co-Directors Woody Yao, who joined Zaha Hadid Architects in 1994 after graduating from the Architectural Association - School of Architecture, and Maha Kutay, who joined the year after in 1995 following completion of an MA in Architecture at Columbia University.
With 40 years’ experience and research poured into the brand, together they have produced prestigious collections for their own label and successfully created limited-edition pieces in collaboration with some of the world’s most iconic brands.
Focusing on contrasts, asymmetrical forms and artisan craftsmanship, Zaha Hadid Design takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary, daring to try new ideas and venture onto the road less travelled.
The brand and Zaha Hadid herself are critically acclaimed for the work contributing to various architectural projects in famous cities around the world.
Creating unique and original forms, the brand plays with colour to create pieces that catch the light, have funky shapes and look different depending on which angle you see them from.
Dame Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) was a British-Iraqi architect and one of the greatest and most-famous in her field. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Hadid attended boarding schools in England and Switzerland in the 1960s before moving to London in 1972 to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.
With a professional career that began in 1979, Hadid went on to become the first woman ever to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004 and also the Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2016.
In 2012, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her contributions to architecture.
Aside from her spectacular talent for interior design, homeware and furniture, Hadid worked on many famous architectural projects around the world including The Wangjing SOHO office complex in Beijing, China, the Vienna University of Economics and Business Library and Learning Center in Austria, the London Olympics Aquatics Centre and Rome’s MAXXI.
Hadid also taught architecture at a number of schools over the years at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge University, the University of Chicago, the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Hamburg, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Columbia University.
Zaha Hadid is remembered today for her extraordinary take on design and for having creating beautiful pieces of architecture that feature in major cities, as well as furniture and homeware in family homes around the world.
The 'Shimmer' tea light is part of the ‘Shimmer’ series by Zaha Hadid Design and perfectly embodies the creativeness of the brand. Crafted from black crystal glass, it stands out for its quirky form which looks different when viewed from different angles. The material from which it is made refracts and reflects light when a candle is placed inside but also means it works great as an ornament when left empty.
This ‘Serenity’ platter from the ‘Serenity’ line is crafted from stainless steel with a polished finish and has a futuristic feel about it. Designed to hold various objects or simply work as a centrepiece, the interesting and sinuous form makes it not only dazzling but practical.
From the ‘Serenity’ line, this large ‘Serenity’ bowl offers a flowing sense of movement through its iconic form. With a diameter of 360mm, it can be filled with anything you wish. Whether it is kept as an ornament at the centre of your dining table or on a shelf for display purposes, its polished finished and experimental shape will quickly make it a favourite when it comes to home accessories.
Inspired by the experience of Zaha Hadid’s work in architecture, this ‘Braid’ vase is made of white bone china and shows a truly magnificent interloping braid form. The sharp lines create an interesting shimmer when the vase catches the light and with a height of 370mm, it is the perfect piece of homeware to keep any type of bouquet.
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