A fluid form of curvilinear geometry, the Scoop is a continuation of the morphological design language Zaha Hadid has explored and developed over the past three decades.
Whilst at first appearing unscripted and spontaneous, the total fluidity of the Scoop’s volume follows the overriding formal logic of Hadid’s research into systems of continuous transformations and smooth transitions. The Scoop further develops this dialogue, allowing the architect to capture the ephemeral qualities and diffused forms of clouds, solidifying them.
The Scoop’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 Scoop’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 and Patrik Schumacher
Design Team: Saffet Kaya Bekiroglu, Melodie Leung, Maha Kutay, Dylan Baker-Rice, Filipa Gomes
Client: Sawaya & Moroni and ROVE LLP
Materials: GRP with pearlised lacquered paint fi nish
Length: 3.90 m
Width: 1.41 m
Height: 0.83 m
Product year: 2008
Photography: Courtesy of Sawaya & Moroni
Renders: Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects