Paris 2019 – At Maison & Objet, Zaha Hadid Design has released a collection of candle holders, platters, bowls and glassware continuing Zaha Hadid’s inventive methodology and process. The new series aim to “interpret both the present and the future” with a fluid tableware design concept.
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New pieces for 2019 include the Swirl bowl in crystal glass that brilliantly captures the dynamism of a liquefied vortex. A complex geometry, the bowl features topographical shifts that ripple across its surface.
Additions to the Cell range include the platter in Nero Marquina or Statuario marble, and the plate and bowl set in porcelain. A monochromatic colour palette of black or white accentuates the texture, while channels carved into the volumes of the platter and plate allow objects to nest seamlessly on its surfaces.
On show at Maison & Objet also the he Cell stainless steel candle holders which were inspired by the biological process of cell growth. Amorphously shaped bases resemble cell nuclei, balanced on long and narrow stems. Cell stainless steel centrepiece is true to Hadid’s process: the complex perforations remain undistorted and precise with the use of laser technology.
The new Hew range of glassware comprises a wine glasses, highballs, tumblers and a carafe. Defined by Hadid’s commitment to innovation, intricately carved vertical channels within each piece and delicate stems push the technical limits of glass-making.
The Hew tray is described through a series of subtle movements; from the gently upturned surface edge to the undulating base which peels away to reveal a dual purpose – voids for carrying, and dips for resting.
“When designing objects Zaha was never constrained by any given use or spatial context.” Explains director Woody Yao. “We continue to follow and draw strength from this approach so that the collection has room to evolve without compromising the integrity of the design.”
All photos: courtesy of Zaha Hadid Design.
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