Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi–British architect, one of the best in her craft. She is known for being the first woman to have the honour of receiving the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2004) and the UK’s most prestigious architectural award – the Stirling Prize (2010 and 2011). In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II made her a Dame for her architecture services and, in 2016, Zaha Hadid became the first and only woman to be awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Besides architecture, Zaha Hadid was into interior design as well – she perfectly knew what she was doing and here’s the proof, CovetED will show you.
Her still-running company (Zaha Hadid Architects) finished the collection that references mid-century furniture through its use of wood rather than Zaha Hadid’s typical material of choice, clear acrylic. Walnut, chosen for its colour, is curved into Zaha Hadid’s famous fluid and sinuous lines. This large oval dining table features an oval-shaped top with a lenticular glass eye at the centre, all done with walnut and fibreglass. It looks absolutely stunning.
Designed by Zaha Hadid, this modern dining table is an organic piece of interdependent furniture elements, including shelves, benches, a table and an artificial tree – each offers numerous uses and configurations. Designed and produced using a combination of advanced 3D modelling techniques and adapted materials, this aluminium dining table blends horizontal and vertical planes to create a continuous surface. The photo below was taken by Pieter Estersohn for Architectural Digest.
Surface complexity and reflection within a powerful fluid dynamic, that’s the correct way to define the Liquid Glacial acrylic dining table. Suspended between fluid movement and stasis the luxury dining table behaves as if formed in the depths of space. Gentle waves and ripples pulse beneath the flat surface of the table-top, while the legs pour from the horizontal in a dramatic frozen vortex like water. The use of transparent acrylic increases this effect, adding depth and complexity through a kaleidoscopic display of light and infinite refractions.
“The Liquid Glacial series has pushed the boundaries of materiality and innovation; part of the process of our ongoing design investigation.” – pointed Zaha Hadid
Volu Dining Pavilion
We can’t forget to mention this amazing work at Design Miami 2015, where the architects Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher, designed the Volu Dining Pavilion shaped like an open clamshell. It is too much to say that we live in a spectacular time?
Computational design was the key to create the pavilion, which is constructed from laser-cut and perforated steel surfaces, aluminium box sections and timber loops. Volu appears to be made from a continuous piece and features an oval roof that tilts downwards over diners like a mushroom cap. The skeleton of the 3.2-meter-tall structure houses cut-out irregularly shaped sections that form a pattern across the roof and the supporting stem. The structure houses a circular wooden dining table, accompanied by three curved benches that can seat up to ten diners.
We can only be thankful for Zaha Hadid’s legacy, a true design inspiration.
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