Design by Zaha Hadid, 2005.
Two vases are cut from a single block, diagonally scored to create warped inverted surfaces. The apparently simple form generated by the combination of rotating and inverting a single trapezoidal shape evokes conflicting sensations: sinuous and linear, stable and precarious. Connecting in playful, puzzling arrangements or standing alone as distinct objects, these vases are intriguing to behold.
The ZH01 Crevasse Flower vase is available in the original mirror-polished stainless steel and now also in a limited edition (2011) finish: Black Metal. The limited edition version is 18/10 stainless steel with PVD coating. Limited editions were produced with only 999 numbered copies.
Note: Crevasse Vases are sold individually. The main image shows two vases.
Price indicated is per vase (sold individually). Limited edition. We will be happy to check stock before order is placed. Please call our Sales Department to check availability: (800) 236 9100.
Material(s): 18/10 stainless steel
Designer: Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid was born in Baghdad in 1950. She studied at the Architectural Association in London, where she qualified in 1977. She joined the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, with Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, returned to lecture at the Architectural Association and then in other universities in Europe and the United States. Currently she teaches at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and is Visiting Professor at Yale University.
Hadid began her professional career in 1979. In 1993 she was responsible for the Vitra Fire Station at Weil am Rhein, Germany, and a residential building for the iba in Berlin. Her major completed projects include the lf one pavilion at Weil am Rhein (1993-99); the Mind Zone at Millennium Dome in London (1997-99); a tram station and car park in Strasbourg (2001) and a ski jump in Innsbruck (2002).
Her projects now under way include: the Contemporary Arts Centers in Rome and Cincinnati; a Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany; a ferry terminal at Salerno, Italy; a public square and multiplex cinema in Barcelona; the BMW Works in Leipzig; the extension to the Ordrupgaard Museum in Copenhagen and a bridge in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Zaha Hadid is also well known as a painter and designer. Her work has been shown in various exhibitions in the United States, Japan, Britain and Germany.View other products by Zaha Hadid
Alessi is a family owned Italian design company, founded in 1921. Giovanni Alessi, a talented sheet metal worker, produced items by hand for the table and home out of copper, brass and nickel-silver. He was later joined by his son Carlo who was responsible for many of the designs produced in the 1930s and early 1940s. In the mid 1940s Alessi began to work with outside designers. The current Alessi catalog is the result of a collaboration with over 500 designers from all over the world.
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