Zaha Hadid Design exhibition, Everything Flows, celebrates 10th anniversary of ZHA-designed Roca London Gallery…
A major exhibition, showcasing the key objects developed by Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD) over the last 15 years, will fill the Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) designed space at Roca London Gallery from now until the end of the year.
The exhibition is being staged to celebrate a decade of working in the building that ZHA designed for Roca in 2011. Located at Imperial Wharf near London’s Chelsea Harbour, the gallery’s form is based on water, central to Roca’s business and reflecting their sustainability commitments to people and planet. Hadid herself described the role of water in the building, saying “it acts as a transformer, moving without interruption through the façade, carving the interior and flowing through the main gallery as drops of water.”
The sculptural spaces of the striking 1,100 metre-squared gallery will become the site for an immersive installation of ZHD’s portfolio of pioneering designs, from fashion and jewellery, to home accessories and furniture, carpets and lighting. First time UK exhibits include a new furniture range made in collaboration with Japanese high tech brand Karimoku and jewellery designed for Tateossian.
“What we have learned from Zaha — the integrity of her design process at any scale, the way she shared knowledge with the team, her bold curiosity toward new discoveries and her exhilarating creativity — are the foundations on which ZHD builds,” said Woody Yao and Maha Kutay, Co-Directors of ZHD. “We strongly believe in collaboration; we see it as a catalyst for inventiveness through the exchange of ideas, talent and expertise from every party involved in the design process. It is important to always engage with partners, collaborators, and clients who share the same approach and are never afraid to experiment and innovate – each in their respective fields.”
The collaborative output is well represented in the exhibition, including furniture developed with David Gill Gallery; lighting for Slamp and Lasvit; shoes designed for United Nude and Lacoste; jewellery made for Bulgari and Tateossian; and crystal bowls and vases designed for Lalique.
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