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zaha hadid: serac bench for lab 23
apr 11, 2013
zaha hadid: serac bench for lab 23


‘serac bench’ by zaha hadid

image © jacopo spilimbergo
images courtesy of zaha hadid architects

 

 

 

for milan design week 2013, zaha hadid has paired up with product designers and planners at lab 23 to develop a series of urban sculptures
for seating and resting. the fluid curves of the ‘serac bench’ bench appropriate the formal language of ice formations, while the sinuous strata recall
the layered lines of intersecting glacial crevasses. the object meets the ground at the crest of two sweeping curves that envelope a stepped void.
the tectonic choice of resin quartz, a durable engineered stone, allows the filler crystals to refract light and create a shimmering depth.
the piece is part of an ongoing collaboration that partners environmentally friendly materials with street furniture and dynamic designers.

 

 


dance performance at the inaugural event at lab 23
image © tortona design week

 

 

 


zaha hadid and patrick schumacher at the inaugural event at lab 23
image © tortona design week

 

 

 

 

zaha hadid
image © tortona design week

 

 

 

 

a composition of multiple benches

image © jacopo spilimbergo

 

 

layered grooves give way to sleek surfaces

image © jacopo spilimbergo

 

 

the sculptural form characteristically plays with solid and void

image © jacopo spilimbergo

 

 

shapes are informed by ice formations in glacial crevasses

image © jacopo spilimbergo

 

 

curve detail
image © jacopo spilimbergo

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