A fluid form of curvilinear geometry, this silver bowl is a continuation of the morphological design language Zaha Hadid has explored and developed over the past three decades.
The elegant sculptural mass of the bowl is slightly concave in its centre and responds to the diffusion of energies that are generated at its perimeter, inviting an exploration of natural forces and affording a unique contextual relationship within any environment.
Whilst at fi rst appearing unscripted and spontaneous, the total fluidity of the bowl’s volume follows the overriding formal logic of Hadid’s research into systems of continuous transformations and smooth transitions. The silver bowl further develops this dialogue, allowing the architect to capture the ephemeral qualities and diffused forms of clouds, solidifying them in sterling silver.
The bowl’s evolutionary lineage is apparent in Hadid’s past projects: Z-Scape Furniture for Sawaya & Moroni (2003); the Tea & Coffee Set for Alessi (2003); the Aqua Table for Established & Sons (2005); the Hotel Puerta America interiors (2005); and Elastika for Design Miami (2006).
Zaha Hadid has generated an additional dimensional relationship beyond the refl ection of light from the bowl’s surface. By encouraging an exploration into the dichotomy between the powerful solidity of sterling silver and the organic fl uidity of its form, Hadid has created an exquisite and sensual piece that continues her thirty-year repertoire of morphological conception.
Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
Design Lead: Saffet Bekiroglu
Design Team: Maha Kutay, Melissa Woolford, Tarek Shamma
Client: Sawaya & Moroni
Bowl 70 | Width 700 mm | Depth 325 mm | Height 130 mm
Bowl 60 | Width 600 mm | Depth 275 mm | Height 130 mm
Bowl (Metacrylic) | Width 700 mm | Depth 325 mm | Height 130 mm
Project year: 2007