zaha hadid: tide for magis
zaha hadid: tide for magis zaha hadid: tide for magis
apr 27, 2011

zaha hadid: tide for magis

zaha hadid: tide for magis image courtesy of magis




designing a light shaped object that expresses the transition from solid traditional furniture to the slight thickness of plastic was the starting point of ‘tide’ by london-based architect zaha hadid. developed for italian furniture manufacturer magis, based on the idea of minimal surfaces where points have a medium radius equivalent to zero, ‘tide’ is a symmetric shelving system in which one can create different compositions through various rotations on the individual modules onto themselves. it allows individuals to build and rebuild the module to fit the space around them, adjusting the components according to their needs – where full empty spaces follow each other without interruption.



‘tide’ on show at the magis stand at the milan fairgrounds during milan design week 2011 image © designboom



image © designboom



3/4 profile image © designboom



up close of where the units separate image © designboom


possible horizontal configuration image courtesy of magis


possible vertical configuration image courtesy of magis


image © zaha hadid

  • somewhat screaming ‘look at me’ for a shelf.

    nicey says:
  • I love the definition of a minimal surface, “where points have a medium radius equivalent to zero”… glad the designer is so on top of the idea on which the design is said to be based. If points = surface, medium = mean, radius = curvature, and equivalent = equal, then maybe we’d be talking….

    callmecritical says:
  • I can’t see why it would’nt take books?

    Helloha says:

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