Zaha Hadid’s Zephyr Sofa
Zaha Hadid is best known for her architectural projects that challenge our expectations of the built environment through their curved, flowing forms that connote speed and movement, and their emphasis on horizontality. Like many of her architectural peers Hadid is entering the world of furniture design with the launch of the Zephyr Sofa for Cassina Contract, a design object that makes extensive use of the visual language she has perfected in her architecture. Inspired by natural rock formations, the Zephyr Sofa has a biomorphic, flowing quality and with no defined front and back the pieces can be joined and positioned in a seemingly infinite number of ways. The fluidity of the object is quite unusual for furniture design and the composition is both unexpected and harmonious.
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