Iraqi-British star architect Zaha Hadid is not passionate only by futuristic, curving forms of her elongated architectural structures, but has an affinity for haute glass. She is even collects original glass artwork resonating with her art philosophy. A new partnership with luxury French crystal house Lalique is a natural extension of this artistic hobby. Zaha Hadid and Lalique created a range of vases called the Crystal Architecture collection. The range includes Manifesto and Viso vases, two signed and numbered edition pieces which are fluid and have multiple perspective points and fragmented geometry. In both clear and black crystal, the vases interpret an aqueous tower and a ridged construction, incorporating natural forms.
“I have always had a passion for glass and crystal, and started collecting pieces at an early age in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The architectural language we have developed is a manifesto of our experimentation and research into fluidity and transparency.” said Zaha Hadid.
“Opening this crystal glasswork to new artists allows its exceptional know-how to be interpreted with new eyes and with a fresh creative inspiration,” explained Lalique Chairman and CEO Silvio Denz.