The late Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid was known for designing some of the most cutting-edge buildings around the world. The Heydar Aliyev Center in Azerbaijan, for instance, is one of her most iconic buildings featuring the fluid lines she’s known for. Although Hadid passed away last year, her legacy lives on. Just last week, we saw her architecture firm, Zaha Hadid Architects announce two new projects — the Beijing Daxing International Airport and Australia’s debut Mandarin Oriental in Melbourne.
While her futuristic designs adorn the skylines of different cities across the globe, Hadid is also no stranger to designing other items such as furniture and sculptural jewellery, including a set of rings from lattices of gold filigree for Swiss jewellery brand Caspita in 2013, a geometric B.zero1 Design Legend ring in collaboration with Italian label Bulgari, and a series of serpentine pieces for crystal brand Atelier Swarovski.
Many of Hadid’s gorgeous designs are available for purchase, so you can keep a part of her legacy in your home. From a table inspired by Princess Leia’s buns (yes, you read that right) to a limited edition chess set, check out these 5 designer pieces created by the Pritzker Architecture prize-winning “starchitect”.
(Main image credit: Perrin Paris)
The result of a collaboration between Zaha Hadid Design and Leblon Delienne, Le-a is a coffee table inspired by Star Wars — specifically, the classic double-bun hairstyle worn by Princess Leia. The corkscrew-shaped table features stretched lines and curves that are reminiscent of Hadid’s distinctive style. The piece is available in white, but can be ordered in black, white pearl or brass.
Zaha Hadid collaborated with Perrin Paris for a seven-piece capsule collection, inspired by the brand’s signature glove clutch style. The collection features a combination of three different metal cuffs, with each piece manufactured in soft leather — featuring Zaha Hadid Design’s signature curvilinear shapes.
This coffee table is part of Hadid’s final furniture collection, UltraStellar, that was designed for long-time friend and gallerist David Gill. The range of fluid wood pieces was inspired by mid-century design and encompasses new pieces, as well as ones that extend existing collections and ideas.
Titled Collection 2016, Hadid’s homeware collection features candles, tableware, vases and coasters. The series features materiality, colour, parametric design, technique and craftsmanship — signature elements that appear in all of Hadid’s works. The Serenity Platter was one of the pieces unveiled at Maison & Objet’s fall exhibition in Paris in 2016. The series of centrepieces are fashioned in highly reflective stainless steel, and are available in two sizes.