Zaha Hadid, the starchitect who has previously extended her brand to, among other things, Fabergé eggs, slinky shoes, and dollhouses, has now collaborated with British furniture designer Gareth Neal on a pair of wooden pairs more dramatic than all the rest. Hadid has actually designed ultra-curvy crystal vases before, but these new pieces focus on bringing dramatically foreign forms to a material as traditional as oak.
The vases, sculpted from oak, subverts the normal vessel shape, looking like they've been stretched in slow motion. Created as a part of "The Wish List," a collaborative design initiative from the American Hardwood Export Council and Benchmark Furniture, this pair of otherworldly tableware will soon go on show at various exhibitions, including Art/Basel Miami in June.
· Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal Collaborate on Sculptural Vessels [Design Boom]
· All Zaha Hadid coverage [Curbed National]