In a striking display of creativity and functionality, Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD) introduces its latest tableware collections, including the ‘Cell,’ ‘Swirl,’ ‘Prime,’ ‘Hew,’ and ‘Pulse’ series. Crafted meticulously in glass and polished stainless steel, these pieces not only showcase the studio’s commitment to pushing design boundaries but also pay homage to the late architect Zaha Hadid’s distinctive aesthetic, blending organic forms inspired by cellular organisms with cutting-edge technology.
Established in 2006 by the visionary architect Zaha Hadid, ZHD has emerged as a symbol of groundbreaking design across diverse categories. Design directors Woody Yao and Maha Kutay seamlessly carry forward Hadid’s unique design language, involving fluid and futuristic forms, and implementing a methodical approach that integrates the latest technological and material advancements into the studio’s creations. With a portfolio spanning four decades of research, ZHD remains at the forefront of innovation in lighting, furniture, fashion accessories, jewelry, interiors, exhibitions, public art, and set design.
Born out of ZHD’s extensive exploration of erosion and carving concepts, the ‘Hew’ drinkware series is a tactile and visually engaging ensemble. Comprising a highball, tumbler, and carafe, each piece epitomizes the delicate balance between form and function. Meticulously crafted, these elements redefine traditional glassmaking, offering a unique and captivating experience. ‘Hew’ stands as a testament to ZHD’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of craftsmanship.
The ‘Cell’ collection, fashioned from polished stainless steel, draws inspiration from the intricate beauty of cellular organisms. Evoking a transition from solidity to void through hexagonal and spherical perforations, the collection expands into serverware with the addition of bowls and a centerpiece. Introducing textural parametricism, bringing the essence of architecture into these pieces signifies a moment of transition, expressing the myriad states of change found in nature. Machined with precision by robotic lasers, these stainless-steel marvels not only make a visual statement but are also food-safe, ensuring functionality alongside their aesthetic appeal.
The Pulse series challenges simplicity with pleated glass, showcasing the complex production process behind each piece. The polished, hand-blown glass reveals subtle variations, providing a glimpse into the meticulous craftsmanship involved. Vertical channels seamlessly integrated into the glassware offer a tactile experience, emphasizing both vertical and horizontal dynamism. The result is an immersive, sensory journey for users, where smooth and folded surfaces converge in harmonious design.
The ‘Swirl’ small bowl, inspired by the motion of a swirling vortex, is a captivating addition to the series. Retaining the essence of its larger counterpart, this shallow bowl with a polished surface injects dynamism into any setting. Ideal for decorative purposes or serving food, the ‘Swirl’ small bowl exemplifies ZHD’s dedication to meticulous craftsmanship and the creation of timeless design.
Zaha Hadid Design’s latest tableware collections seamlessly blend artistry with functionality, showcasing the studio’s prowess in pushing design boundaries. The ‘Cell,’ ‘Pulse,’ ‘Hew,’ ‘Swirl,’ and ‘Prime’ series are a testament to ZHD’s ability to translate Zaha Hadid’s visionary design language into tangible, awe-inspiring pieces that redefine the art of tableware.