Zaha Hadid’s luminous architecture is visionary, fluid and dynamic, infusing the revolutionary and iconic semantics of the celebrated architect into domestic and public interiors; the result is the harmonization of beings and their surrounding spaces.
From the new metallized Gold (Ø 50, 60 and 70 cm), the original version with shaded black edges (Ø 90 cm), to the ethereal transparent, polycarbonate versions, Hadid’s masterpieces consist of 50 “arms”, each diverse from the others, radiating around a voluminous LED source.
The furniture by Slamp generates infinite possibilities of defining the world around us
“I remember my parents ordering some new furniture for our home, and for my room there was an asymmetric mirror. I was thrilled by this mirror; it started my love for design. I was 7 years old. As a student in London in the 1970’s, I was fascinated by Malevich’s experimentation with urbanism, and felt compelled to put forth my own ideas based on innovation and progress, proposing new architectural solutions”. Zaha taught us that design objects should inherently suggest their purpose without forcing one’s intuition. In working with light, one must remember that it changes the colour and texture of surrounding objects, as well as their spatial perception. Light’s profound significance can be identified in how it generates infinite possibilities of defining the world around us.
Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize (considered to be the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004 and is internationally known for her built, theoretical and academic work. Each of her dynamic and innovative projects builds on over thirty years of revolutionary exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design. Working with senior of office partner, Patrik Schumacher, Hadid’s interest lies in the rigorous interface between architecture, landscape, and geology as her practice integrates natural topography and human-made systems, leading to experimentation with cutting-edge technologies. Such a process often results in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms. The MAXXI: National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome, Italy and the London Aquatics Centre for the 2012 Olympic Games are excellent demonstrations of Hadid’s quest for complex, fluid space. Previous seminal buildings such as the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati and the Guangzhou Opera House in China have also been hailed as architecture that transforms our ideas of the future with new spatial concepts and bold, visionary forms. In 2010 and 2011, her designs were awarded the Stirling Prize, one of architecture’s highest accolades, by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Other recent awards include UNESCO naming Hadid as an ‘Artist for Peace’, the Republic of France honouring Hadid with the ‘Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’, TIME magazine included her in their list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ and in 2012, Zaha Hadid was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.