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Zaha Hadid Architects designs a swooping hat

The H-Line hat was inspired by the condo at 520 West 28th Street

Side profile shot of a woman wearing a molded plastic hat that goes from white to blue with a front brim flipping up and the back one dipping down.
The H-Line hat was inspired by the condo at 520 West 28th Street in New York City.
Photography by Luke Hayes

In addition to envisioning sweeping buildings on a grand scale, the late Zaha Hadid and her practice were also known for designing small objects, from sculptural vases to organic furniture to jewelry.

Now a hat can be added to the collection. Inspired by the Zaha Hadid Architects-designed condo at 520 West 28th Street by the High Line park in Manhattan, the futuristic H-Line hat, as it’s called, echoes the curving lines of the facade. Its molded plastic form creates a brim that flips up at the front and swoops down to a point in the back. Rendered in an ombre of white to a shocking blue, the topper stands apart as a particularly colorful objet.

The hat was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects director Patrik Schumacher as part of a “hat party” fundraising event for Friends of the High Line, the nonprofit organization founded in 1999 that oversees the maintenance, operations, and public programming for the elevated linear park.

Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects