Zaha Hadid Design
Many of you may not know that the late internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid was a product designer years before she started tackling global skylines. Whether it be geometric skyscrapers or small objects that fit in the palm of a hand, Hadid believed design was all inclusive: “my product designs and architecture have always been connected; some of our earliest projects were designs for products and interiors…They inspire our creativity by providing an opportunity to express our ideas through different scales and through different media; an essential part of our on-going design investigation,” she once said. In addition to her work as a global architect, Hadid’s product and commercial designs became so highly in demand that in 2006 she created Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD), which is run by architect and designers, Woody Yao and Maha Kutay.
ZHD is headquartered in London and continues to promote Hadid’s cross-disciplinary approach to design. ZHD aims to push to the boundaries of contemporary design by implementing the latest technological and material advancements and by collaborating with globally renowned brands in the fashion, jewelry, furniture, interiors, exhibition, and set-design spheres.
Most recently, ZHD has created a line of sleek home accessories that are currently available at 10 Corso Como New York, a presence that holds particular significance for the ZHD team as 10 Corso Como was a favorite of Hadid’s. Maha Kutay and Woody Yao note, “When Zaha travelled to Milan, a visit to 10 Corso Como was always a must destination. It was an experience for her to discover the latest collaborations with 10CC in fashion, jewelry, and design. With the opening of her first built architectural project in NYC on The High Line, we’re thrilled to work in conjunction with 10 Corso Como NYC to showcase her designs and deepen the connection to the city.”
Items on offer include salt and pepper shakers, vases, platters and bowls that have Hadid’s architectural touch and are reminiscent of her magnificent structures. Also for sale are candle and diffusers in structural ceramic holders, and sleek, extraterrestrial-like candle holders available in rose gold and stainless steel. These pieces are sure to be a household upgrade for the New Year.
The collection is in collaboration with the Zaha Hadid Gallery NYC Pop-Up, which is currently on view at the High Line. All products will also be on view at the gallery, but the Zaha Hadid Collection will only be available for purchase at 10 Corso Como New York while supplies last.