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Zaha Hadid remixes midcentury design in a final furniture collection

Not your grandma’s midcentury chair

Midcentury mania is in full swing, and even the late, great Zaha Hadid couldn’t stay away. With her untimely death in March, Hadid left behind a slew of works in progress, including her final furniture collection for long-time friend and gallerist David Gill. Designed by Hadid in close collaboration with Patrik Schumacher, current principal of Zaha Hadid Architects, UltraStellar was Inspired by wooden pieces from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Though the materials—walnut and leather—feel familiar and vintage, the forms are predictably Zaha, which is to say, out of this world. Fluidity and a sense of weightlessness pervade the series, which comprises a four-piece coffee table that encloses a hole, a large dining table with a glass eye in the middle, and arched chairs. UltraStellar is on view at David Gill Gallery in London through October 2016.