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Zaha Hadid’s Early Work at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery is now paying homage to renowned architect Zaha Hadid through an exhibition of her early painting,s now on display until 12th February 2017. The Gallery, spectacularly renovated and extended by her practice in 2013, is indeed the perfect place to host this presentation, first conceived with Hadid herself as her manifesto of a utopian world.

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Parabola at the Design Museum

Parabola is Prescott & Conran’s all-day dining space at the new Design Museum: high profile food and drinks at one of the most high profile museums in the world. The museum boasts a restaurant, a cocktail bar and a coffee and juice counter, as well as the Design Museum’s Members’ Room and private dining facilities, all housed within this striking modernist building, imaginatively renovated by John Pawson.

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60th Anniversary of the Iconic Lounge Chair by Charles and Ray Eames

In 1956, the Lounge Chair and the accompanying Ottoman were created by Charles and Ray Eames, for the Herman Miller Company. These pieces are important classic examples of design, still on display at MOMA, New York. 60 years later, Vitra has introduced a limited edition of these pieces, which will be available from 1st November 2016, to 31st January 2017, proving the Lounge chair an icon of modern design.

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Shoreditch Welcomes citizenM

After the spectacular opening of a new citizenM hotel at the Tower of London last July, citizenM has opened a third branch in London: the new, ultra-stylish citizenM Shoreditch. SEEN also welcomes this exquisitely-designed addition to one of London’s most creative communities, which has been quite literally transformed from an underdeveloped run-down area into a popular and fashionable district. citizenM Shoreditch is just a short walk from Shoreditch High Street station, and sits at the heart of a new development of retail units, workspaces and apartments.

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Barber & Osgerby Reinvent the Work Chair

SEEN was intrigued to hear of the latest chair design from Barber & Osgerby. Efficient, durable, aesthetically pleasing and the acme of comfort, Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby continue their collaboration with Vitra with the launch of the Pacific Chair at Orgatec 2016.

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The Design Museum: Shop Heaven

SEEN has always felt that a visit to any museum in this fair city is incomplete without a trip to the gift shop. Whether you’re buying a handsome book, some fabulous piece of art or just a postcard, there are many treasures to be found and the Design Museum is no exception, even as it moves from Shad Thames to spectacular new premises in Kensington High Street.

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Thank you Madame Zaha Hadid

Hadid was born in Baghdad (Iraq) in 1950. After obtaining a Mathematics degree at the American University, Beirut, she moved to London in 1971 to study architecture at the Architectural Association, where she graduated in 1977. She began her own practice in London in 1980 and, in 1983, her Peak Project was the winning design in a prestigious Hong Kong competition to build a private club, located in the hills of Kowloon.