zaha hadid: form in motion exhibition zaha hadid: form in motion exhibition
oct 01, 2011

zaha hadid: form in motion exhibition

zaha hadid: form in motion exhibition philadelphia, pennsylvania, USA on now through march 25th 2012

‘zaha hadid: form in motion’ exhibition at the perelman building, USA image courtesy of the philadelphia museum of art

the philadelphia museum of art is holding its first retrospective exhibition of the small scale objects and furniture pieces created by london-based zaha hadid architects throughout the course of her career. made out of polystyrene and vinyl graphics, it immerses visitors in the essence of hadid’s creations as it mirrors the forms and curvatures often found in her work. to expand the height of the perelman building, perspective lines were placed on the ground, giving the illusion of depth and assisting the flow through the space. the works on display include everything from clothing and jewelry to furniture pieces and lights, all designed by the architect herself.  

installation design of furniture and lampsimage courtesy of the philadelphia museum of art

installation within the exhibition gallery of perelman buildingimage courtesy of the philadelphia museum of art

‘mesa table’ 2007 image courtesy of eduardo perez

‘z-chair’ (2011) image courtesy of sawaya & moroni

‘crater table’ (2007) image courtesy of michael malloy

‘crevasses vases’ (2005) image courtesy of alessi

‘coffee and tea set’ (1995-1996) image courtesy of sawaya & moroni

‘melissa shoes’ (2008) image courtesy of david grandorge

‘lacoste shoes’ (2008) image courtesy of lacoste

‘z-car I prototype’ (2006) image courtesy of zaha hadid architects

‘WMF flatware, 5 pieces’ (2007) image courtesy of zaha hadid architects

image © paul warchol

image © paul warchol

image © paul warchol

image © paul warchol

image © paul warchol

image © paul warchol

image © paul warchol

image © paul warchol

  • I found the mesa tables and light lamps very intriguing. The chairs do not reflect their purpose of being a comfort, they look quite the opposite. As per the clothing, i do not see zaha hadid’s attempt any where near successful. Also, the exhibition itself is really designed to speak about the “motion” concept which makes the displayed items less dominant.

    Athari Abdalla says:

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