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Zaha Hadid designs Brit Awards trophy

Zaha Hadid-designed trophies to be presented at Brit Awards

The trophies awarded to musicians at next year's Brit Awards will have been designed by the late Zaha Hadid.

Hadid accepted the project in January and began work on her designs before she died from a heart attack earlier this year.

The late architect follows in the footsteps of a number of famous artists and designers tasked with making over the statuette, including British artists Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst.

Her initial design will be realised by Maha Kutay, director at Zaha Hadid Design. The studio released the above teaser image for the statuette and will unveil the finished version later this year.

Zaha Hadid Design will produce a family of five statues for the 2017 Brit Awards, which are often described as the British Grammys.

"Zaha was truly excited to be doing this," said Kutay. "Her vision was, being an architect, to focus our efforts more on the 3D element, as the statue had previously been used as a canvas for artists to paint on for the last few years."

"Our design expresses Zaha's unwavering belief in progress and optimism for the future and a break from the norm."

Earlier this year, Hadid discussed her love for a variety of music genres on BBC 2's Desert Island Discs programme.

During the interview, she cited artists Drake, Bryan Ferry, The Beatles, Sam Smith and Adele as being among her favourites.

She previously collaborated with American rapper and producer Pharrell Williams to create a pair of trainers. At the time, he described himself as a "huge fan of Zaha's" and said she was "one of the most talented architects of our time".