Kuki chair by Zaha Hadid
for Sawaya & Moroni

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Milan 2013: Zaha Hadid folded a round sheet of plastic to create this chair for Italian brand Sawaya & Moroni (+ slideshow).

Kuki chair by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya and Moroni

The single indigo-coloured sheet has been creased along two lines so the edges almost meet at the back, then bent in the middle to create the seat and backrest.

Kuki chair by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya and Moroni

Edges that touch the floor have been levelled to stabilise the chair.

Kuki chair by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya and Moroni

Scored bands follow the shape of the seat and curve around droplet shaped holes in each side.

Kuki chair by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya and Moroni

The chair was unveiled at the Sawaya & Moroni showroom in Milan earlier this month. Zaha Hadid created a zig-zagging chair for the brand in 2011.

Kuki chair by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya and Moroni

She also presented twisting auditorium seats, monochrome pendant lamps, sculptural outdoor benches and a sofa based on rock formations during the city's design week this year.

Kuki chair by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya and Moroni

Hadid was crowned businesswoman of the year at the Veuve Clicquot awards in London earlier this week.

Kuki chair by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya and Moroni

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  • Airborne

    That is certainly a nice shape but I haven’t seen so much plastic, even in the seventies.

  • Mr. P

    Uncomfortable ?

  • AsWicked

    Looks very uncomfortable and unstable.

  • Dan Leno

    Doesn’t anybody in their team ever notice that this stuff is so kitsch?

    • Crack

      They do – but on the other hand I’m sure they enjoy being employed.

      • Dan Leno

        Long live capitalism.

  • 1234

    The Melting Record Chair?

  • http://twitter.com/izelana @izelana

    I like it! But I think it looks like it belongs in a children’s playroom.

  • goodideasshudwork

    Wow, it’s been a long day slaving away in my corporate office. At least I can enjoy coming back home to this: a chair designed by Zaha Hadid herself!

    Ahhh, so good to sit down… and maybe lean back a bit?

    BAM!

    • oli

      Hahahaha! That’s also a great metaphor for how painful the majority of her buildings must be to use and inhabit.

  • Hayden

    Dezeen Policy Request: In order to be published, objects/architecture must show human interaction.

    • nicey

      Ah yes, but not just ‘human’, must be the real ‘common or garden’ variant of the species; otherwise it’ll be the supermodel-contortionist-genetically modified type, specifically bred for the project.

  • please

    Form follows fancy, let’s scrap the book – why does design have to be functional?

    • please

      I guess haters will hate (my comment) LOL.

      • oli

        It doesn't have to be functional – it's then called art. This is neither.

        • please

          “Zaha Hadid folded a round sheet of plastic to create this chair for Italian brand Sawaya & Moroni” – the clue is in “chair” Ollie. Call it sculpture, I’m okay. Call it chair, I take issue.

          • oli

            Eh?

  • Trond

    Was she inspired by fortune cookies?

  • oli

    It saddens me that Dezeen, which I respect and admire greatly, continues to give huge publicity to this woman, especially when she has only one weapon in her armoury – make it swoopyswurvytypething. She’s made some great stuff over the years, but frankly, it’s not worth it when such a vast torrent of her architecture is the same design rehashed to fit every requirement. She’s like the Daily Mail – bloody everywhere, millions love it, and the rest of the population are baffled as to why.

  • eurt

    The fact the people have conflicting feelings over it means it’s probably doing the right thing. I’m just saying.

  • Beaunard

    I really like the shape, very organic! It does not seem too comfortable but it gives the feeling of comfort. I mean it’s organic, form follows emotion. I would like to know what plastic was used? PP, HDPE or an elastomer?

  • martin

    Anyone see the new chair by Brodie Neill? Nearly the same chair in the same show. http://www.thefancy.com/things/329532108940778079