Since her untimely death in March of last year, Zaha Hadid and her legacy continue to live on. A number of in-progress or as-yet unbuilt buildings have been or are on their way to being completed, while smaller furniture, objects, and other accessories have rolled out at regular clip over the past year. We highlight a few of the most striking projects below.
The latest of these is a kitchen island system called Cove created in collaboration with Italian company Boffi that features the late architect’s signature sleek lines, rounded edges, and organic curves. Designed for the firm’s High Line condominium at 520 West 28th Street in New York City, the Cove is available in two sizes and a variety of materials, including Corian or marble or stone countertops, and wood and lacquered steel doors.
Zaha Hadid Design created a line of bathroom fixtures for Spanish company Porcelanosa called Vitae that includes a toilet, bidet, shelving, faucets, washbasins, mirrors, and a bathtub—all inspired by water. As such, each piece combines the fluidity and dynamism of that must fundamental element.
The Iraqi-born British architect also came up with some fantastic designs for small objects including these statuettes for the annual Brit Awards, a crystal and metal centerpiece for Swarovski's debut decor line, Atelier Swarovski Home, unveiled at last year’s NYCxDesign, and a homeware collection comprising fine bone china dinnerware, candles, and vases, which made its debut at Maison & Objet’s fall exhibition in Paris.
The latter—called, simply, Collection 2016—showcases Hadid’s focus on materiality color, parametric design, technique, and craftsmanship.
Hadid’s final furniture collection was designed for long-time friend and gallerist David Gill. Called UltraStellar, the line of fluid wood pieces was inspired by midcentury design and includes a twisting love seat made from leather and walnut, a four-piece interlocking coffee table, a dining table with a central glass “eye” and arched chairs.