Before she abruptly died of heart attack last spring, Zaha Hadid began creating a furniture collection for David Gill Gallery; it became her last one. Called UltraStellar, it was unveiled by the Gallery last weekend in conjunction with PAD London which opens tonight. This time, while following her signature vocabulary, the Iraqi born British architect had moved from such materials of the 21st century as carbon fiber, acrylic, and fiberglass, into traditional materials she has never used before: wood and leather. The collection, highly inspired by mid-century furniture consists of various pieces. The two tables (above and below) capture Hadid’s inventive typology most successfully, and with their lightness and fluid mobility, they mirror her radical repertoire in buildings and objects which she created. UltraStellar celebrates Zaha Hadid’s gifted ability to produce spaces and forms, and thus shall be seen as a great tribute to her refined language and legacy. Her forms, we learn, work as well in wood as they do in acrylic and other materials, making these tables surprising, fresh, and beautiful. The exhibition at David Gill Gallery will close on October 29th.
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