Zaha Hadid among celebrity
Christmas bauble designers

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Zaha Hadid Christmas bauble

Fashion designer Matthew Williamson has enlisted his celebrity friends including architect Zaha Hadid, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Mary J Blige to design Christmas tree ornaments, which are on display at The Shard in London and will be auctioned for charity.

Zaha Hadid Christmas bauble
Zaha Hadid (also main image)

Hadid's 3D-printed design is shaped like a sinuous Christmas tree, with holes cut through sections of the green form.

Matthew Williamson Christmas bauble
Matthew Williamson

"The Zaha Hadid Christmas decoration is a contemporary representation of a traditional decorative object," states the architect on the project's Facebook page. "Manufactured using rapid prototyping technology and materials, the piece is a digital creation representing current techniques employed in the field of architecture, design and research."

Rankin Christmas Bauble
Rankin

Williamson's own design is covered in black and white feathers, interspersed with smaller metal balls intricately decorated using tiny beads.

Mat Collishaw Christmas bauble
Mat Collishaw

The bauble by photographer Rankin is a sphere of small metal spikes, while Mary J Blige's globe is covered in card leaf-like shapes.

Mary J Blige Christmas bauble
Mary J Blige

A blue ball by designer Polly Morgan is being pecked by a stuffed woodpecker and artist Mat Collishaw's silver orb appears to be oozing out its insides.

Polly Morgan Christmas Bauble
Polly Morgan

There are also designs by actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Sienna Miller.

Gwyneth Paltrow Christmas bauble
Gwyneth Paltrow

Each decoration is signed by its designer either on the surface or the ribbon use to hang it on the tree.

Sienna Miller Christmas Bauble
Sienna Miller

The designs are all on show at the Aqua Shard restaurant, located on the thirty-first floor of the Renzo Piano-designed skyscraper in London.

Lee Broom Christmas bauble
Lee Broom

The baubles are up for auction on eBay to raise money for childrens' charity Kids Company and bids will be accepted until Sunday.

  • Gavin

    Is Sienna Miller five?!

  • Steeevyo

    Yawnsville…

  • Christina

    There’s a distinct theme with Zaha’s most recent designs. First the controversial stadium and now the bauble. I’m just saying.

    • Peder Pili Strand

      Yeah. She’s really into vaginas these days!

  • BriH

    Makes our old decorations look a bit shabby! Anyone want a one-legged peacock?

  • GGT

    At some point, H.R. Giger needs to sue Ms. Hadid for appropriating his imagery. Her bauble is an alien pod. So is her yacht. So is her stadium. So is her tennis shoe. So is…

  • Concerned Citizen

    When is Dezeen going to get as tired of Hadid as the rest of us? Once you have seen one of her designs, you have seen them all.