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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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Zaha Hadid’s Will Disclosed

Dame Zaha Hadid has left around £70 million in her will, it was disclosed recently. Hadid was the first woman to win the Pritzker architecture prize and was twice awarded with the RIBA Stirling prize, the most prestigious British architecture award. The bulk of her wealth, from her international design firm Zaha Hadid Architects, of which she was the sole owner, has been left in trust.

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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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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.

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Christmas in July Part 4: Heaven Looks Like Atelier Swarovski

SEEN had the great good fortune to visit Atelier Swarovski recently on a bright and sunny day. There was no better way in which to enjoy the beautiful homewares that were on display. Famed for their innovative use of crystal and glass, this commissioned collection did not disappoint. Alongside pieces by design luminaries Zaha Hadid, Tord Boontje, Ron Arad and Daniel Libeskind, Swarovski has collaborated with many talented designers.

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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery opens at the Science Museum

The Science Museum has opened Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, the stunning new permanent museum exhibition space designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. It examines how mathematics has shaped our world, from the Renaissance to the present day, offering a vivid vision of how mathematicians, their tools and ideas have transformed the modern world over the past 400 years.

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Visionary Crazy Golf in Trafalgar Square

On the 25th of April, The London Design Festival launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring Visionary Crazy Golf to London’s Trafalgar Square. From 16th – 22nd September 2016, coinciding with the Festival itself, a fun, free and futuristic Crazy Golf course will fill Trafalgar Square with Pop Art colours and avant-garde forms with holes by nine distinguished designers, including Paul Smith, the late Zaha Hadid, Mark Wallinger, and Tom Dixon.