BORN : 1950 , Baghdad
ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS CHOOSE CASSINA CONTRACT TO PRODUCE THE NEW SOFA
SCULPTURE - THE ZEPHYR. Futuristic shape inspired by the erosion of rock formations, sculpted in fibreglass using state of the art production techniques. The visionary creativity of Zaha Hadid combined with the experience and expertise of Cassina Contract. Working together on a new project.
The Zephyr sofa by Zaha Hadid Architects. The Zephyr sofa is crafted in lacquered fibreglass and represents a new concept in sofas. It was inspired by rock formations eroded by the wind to produce a dynamic shape with entire sections carved from its solid base. The deeply sculpted backrests and the sinuous forms allow the sofas can be arranged in any number of different ways. The Zephyr sofa will become an iconic piece and an excellent representation of the innovative design and experimentation explored by Pritzker Prize laureate, Zaha Hadid.
The structures she creates are renowned as they escape the constraints of traditional thinking. She absorbs ideas and concepts from the visual arts, graphics and paintingto reinvent and rework into truly original pieces like the Zephyr. Zephyr: An exciting challenge for the production department at Cassina Contract. A demanding project allowing Cassina Contract to again showcase its world-leading knowledge and experience in meeting the toughest technological challenges and employ its long-standing tradition of artisan excellence. For this project, there was an extremely detailed development process; from the prototype through the engineering and manufacturing stages in order to mould the fibreglass into the complex geometries of Zephyr’s design. The finishing stage also demanded the highest precision.
The uniformly lacquered finish to the sofa enhances its shape and the exquisite patterning of the cushioning further defines its complex formal language. Only available as a limited edition of 12 pieces from Zaha Hadid Architects. For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org