zaha hadid's marble citco collection presented at salone del mobile
 
zaha hadid's marble citco collection presented at salone del mobile
apr 20, 2015

zaha hadid's marble citco collection presented at salone del mobile

 

at this year’s salone del mobile in milan, celebrated architect zaha hadid has presented a marble collection for italian stone brand citco. comprising vases and tables, the various products demonstrate hadid’s control of bold, fluid forms, and continue her longstanding collaboration with the company.

zaha hadid citco tau vases quad tables salone del mobile 2015 designboom
the vases were presented at citco’s stand at milan’s salone del mobile
photography by jacopo spilimbergo
all images courtesy of zaha hadid architects

 

 

 

a set of five, the ‘tau vases’ for citco appear organic; emerging as a series of intricately rendered pleats designed to express the formal complexity of natural growth systems. appearing as delicate as flower petals, the fragile aesthetic of the vases belies the solidity of their material. four different marble types have been used to complete the family, ranging from the dark ‘bardiglio nuvolato’ to the pale ‘statuario’ finish.

zaha hadid citco tau vases quad tables salone del mobile 2015 designboom
the tallest vase stands at a height of 74 centimeters

 

 

 

created in five sizes and in four different marbles, the ‘quad table’ is an exercise in precision. fanning out from a central void, the marble tabletop flows to its points of grounding in each corner, gathering into subtle folds as it progresses from the horizontal to vertical; its fluid surfaces appear taut and pleated, denying the inherent unmalleability of its structure.

zaha hadid citco tau vases quad tables salone del mobile 2015 designboom
medium / 40 x 40 x 34 cm / bianco covelano / polished finish

zaha hadid citco tau vases quad tables salone del mobile 2015 designboom
small /43 x 43 x 20 cm / statuario / honed finish

zaha hadid citco tau vases quad tables salone del mobile 2015 designboom
extra small / 34 x 34 x 20 cm / bardiglio nuvolato / honed

zaha hadid citco tau vases quad tables salone del mobile 2015 designboom
in total, five different tables are presented

zaha hadid citco tau vases quad tables salone del mobile 2015 designboom
console / 160 x 45 x 90 cm/ nero assoluto / honed finish

zaha hadid citco tau vases quad tables salone del mobile 2015 designboom
medium /90 x 90 x 35 cm / silver wave / honed

zaha hadid citco tau vases quad tables salone del mobile 2015 designboom
(front) small 2 / 60 x 60 x 45 cm / nero marquina / polished finish
(rear) small 1 / 60 x 60 x 45 cm / statuario / honed finish

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