Z-Chair by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya & Moroni

Z-Chair by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya & Moroni

Milan 2011: architect Zaha Hadid presented this zig-zag chair for producers Sawaya & Moroni in Milan last week.

Z-Chair by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya & Moroni

The Z-Chair is made of polished stainless steel in a limited edition of 24 pieces.

Z-Chair by Zaha Hadid for Sawaya & Moroni

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Above two photographs are by Ruy Teixera, courtesy of Sawaya & Moroni.

Here's some text from the manufacturers:


Z-CHAIR

The design of the Z-Chair Chair summarizes the essence of contemporary design and the research developed by Zaha Hadid Architects over the last three decades. A simple three-dimensional gesture zigzags in the space as part of the continued discourse between form and function, elegance and utility, differentiation and continuity.

Geometric abstractions inform the design’s linear loop, which is articulated along its path in a language that alternates thin wire streams and large surfaces to provide both ergonomic affordances and inherent stability to the overall shape. The dichotomy between the elegance of the composition and its articulation is negotiated through a subtle play of contrasting angular corners and wide, smooth curves.

The resulting form echoes the calligraphic gestures of Hadid’s two-dimensional works; a controlled brush stroke on a canvas, the perfect synthesis of an idea: the sketch.

Z-Chair 2011
Limited edition of 24 +3AP

Dimensions:
Length: 920mm
Height: 880 mm
Depth: 610 mm

Materials: stainless steel
Finish: polished