Designer: Zaha Hadid Design
Material: Bone China
Country of Origin: England
Size: 18” H x 4.5” W x 4.5” D
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid DBE RA [ 31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016] was a British Iraqi architect described as the “Queen of the Curve” by The Guardian of London. The Guardian went on to say that Hadid ‘liberated architectural geometry, giving it a whole new expressive identity.” From the Guangzhou Opera House to the MAXXI in Rome and to the Port Authority Building in Antwerp, her designs often thrust skyward, defying convention.
Hadid began developing a number of projects including a 70-piece homeware collection. Dubbed simply Collection 2016, it was unveiled at the Maison & Objet show in Paris. The collection featured vases, candles, and tableware conceived by the architect and realized by her firm after her death.
Her Braid vase, crafted from fine bone china, is perhaps the most literal reference to Hadid’s legacy, rising like a skyscraper with an interlaced base. No longer in production, this vase is a tabletop example of Hadid’s towering artistry.