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Future Icons: The Product Designs of Zaha Hadid

Undeniably one of the most striking architects of her generation, the late Zaha Hadid also designed a beautiful range of home and tableware that launched at Maison et Objet in 2016, that are now available at selected stores all over the world. Channelling the architect’s belief in the power of invention in a diverse range of traditional and contemporary materials, from bone china to resin, chess sets to tea light holders, Zaha Hadid’s fluid, organic forms are uniquely beautiful in their perfection.

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“My product designs and architecture have always been connected; some of our earliest projects were designs for products and interiors. These design pieces are very important to me and my team. 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,” Hadid once said during her retrospective exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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The Zaha Hadid Collection 2016 has been crafted by artisans across Europe and includes room fragrance, tableware, decorative accessories and furniture. It is available in the UK from the following retailers:


zaha-hadid-design.com 

Zaha Hadid Gallery
101 Goswell Road
London
EC1V 7EZ


www.selfridges.com 



Selfridges
400 Oxford Street
Marylebone
London


shop.royalacademy.org.uk

Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
Piccadilly
Mayfair
London
W1J 0BD

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AVANTgarden: Be You, Be Proud

SEEN is intrigued to hear about AVANTgarden from FKA Twigs, a new digizine dedicated to self-care, beauty and the art of braids within the black community. Certainly on my voyaging around London, I’m struck, as an observer, by the beauty and complexity of the braids I see.

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Halloween at Sexy Fish

In London, you don’t go on a night out so much as partake of a new experience. Leave it to the gloriously named Sexy Fish in Mayfair to add a unique event to this year’s Halloween calendar.

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Ladies of the Press at Sluice Biennial

SEEN headed up to Hackney recently, there to peruse this year’s Sluice Biennial. A large and airy building at Morning Lane housed fascinating creative projects by artists and creators who have come together under the Sluice banner. What SEEN particularly liked was the variety of work on display and the informal atmosphere in which it …

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The Castle at the Space: SEEN Reviews

SEEN was not that familiar with the work of Howard Barker prior to seeing ‘The Castle’ but feels she must rectify that situation. A powerful piece on the nature of masculinity, war, gender roles and the essential unreliability of religious faith, ‘The Castle’ benefits from a powerhouse cast and a stripped-back set, making the most of the Space’s environment.

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Original Swimming Party Release ‘Biggest Curse’

Electronic experimental duo Original Swimming Party, have announced the release of their new single  ‘Biggest Curse’ featuring vocalist Moonchild Sanelly. Taken from their forthcoming remix EP, the single is now available to stream from October 6th.

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Heist Bank Beer Festival

Beer connoisseurs would do well to get themselves along to the Heist Bank Beer Festival this weekend, the 14th and 15th October. The bar in Paddington will be celebrating the finest keg and cask beers known to humanity, from UK brewers, Fourpure, Beavertown, Thornbridge and Wild Beer Co., who will headline, launching special seasonal releases …