Zaha Hadid Architects | Celeste – Necklace and Cuff
The celeste jewellery pieces reflect the fl uid movements, dynamic forms and seamless complexity of the vision Zaha Hadid has explored and developed over the past three decades.
The liquid, curvilinear shapes of the necklace and the cuff follow the formal logic of continuous transformations observed in Hadid’s morphological research.
The unique jewellery pieces are a clear interpretation of the architectural language pursued by the practice; soft curves arise from the torso to create a dynamic form that wraps around the neck, coming to rest on the shoulder and eventually fl owing down the arm to tentatively rest on the finger.
The sculptural sensibility of the pieces is strongly accentuated by the use of sterling silver that brings to life the rhythm of folds and protrusions.
By focusing on the dichotomy between the powerful solidity of sterling silver and the organic fl uidity forms, Hadid has created exquisite, sensual and stunning pieces.
Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Project Designer: Swati Sharma
Design Team: Kevin McClellan, Maha Kutay
Client: D. Swarovski (Gem Couture)
Materials: Blackened pure silver and previous stones: white topaz, smoky quartz and black-spaniel
Necklace – Length: 43 cm | Width: 40 cm
Cuff – Length: 45 cm| Width: 10 cm
Product Year: 2008
Photography: Courtesy of Swarovski and Zaha Hadid Architects