Zaha Hadid to take to the sea: Hadid designs Z Boat for American Art Dealer
Kenny Schachter commissions Zaha Hadid to build Z-Boat
After the 2005 Z-Car, the three-wheeled, Zaha Hadid commission, the mega art dealer Kenny Schachter of Rove Gallery, has tapped Zaha Hadid to create yet another luxury innovative vehicle for his personal use, this time on the water.
The all-black, 8-meter-long Z Boat is a limited edition of 12 units, each priced at about €375,000. 12 of the futuristic boats and 4 prototypes will by builtin early 2013 by the French manufacturer Shoreteam.
“The asymmetrical design is sculptural in appearance while practically affording more seating accommodations. In a sense, the bespoke boat is as much a work of art as a Cisitalia sports car in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The idea is to think of vessels and vehicles as highly individualistic expressions of art, architecture and design reflecting the edge of what is possible using the most advanced means, including materials, software systems and methods of fabrication,” explained the famed architect, the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize in Architecture (2004).