‘These design pieces are very important to me and my team,’ stated the late Zaha Hadid about her product designs, during a retrospective exhibition at the Guggenheim, New York. ‘They inspire our creativity by providing an opportunity to express our ideas through different scales and through different media; an essential part of our on-going design investigation.’ This synergy is seen in the latest design collection from Hadid's studio, launching at Maison et Objet today.
Consisting of tableware, candles and modular seating, the range is imbued with the British architect’s fluidity and refinement. The London-based studio has worked with a diverse mix of materials for this collection; glass melds with fine bone china and steel with PVD to conjure dynamic silhouettes through rigorous constructive techniques.
Arriving in deep and dark hues, the collection embarks on a geometric journey, starting with architectural vases and candleholders. Produced in fine bone china, the contours of the vases derive from Hadid’s research in tower forms, standing strong against the fine lines sweeping across the dinner sets. Appearing as a 3D concave shape, the monochrome definition in the tableware is vividly intricate.
From there, the collection continues to celebrate Hadid's powerful harnessing of material and shape – from the fun and playful puzzle Polyethylene modular seating and colourful ‘Rim’ vessels, to the delicacy of the stainless steel serenity bowls that flow like water.
On view at Maison et Objet all week, the collection will be exclusively available from Selfridges thereafter.