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Future Icons: The Product Designs of Zaha Hadid

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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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