Zaha Hadid 'Moraine' Biomorphic Sofa
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- Designed for Sawaya & Moroni Italy
- C. 2000
- H 29.5" x W 132" x D 47"
- Prima Alpaca Bouclé - Ebony
This incredible and rare biomorphic sofa is by Zaha Hadid for Milano Italy based maker Sawaya & Moroni. Named 'Moraine', this double sided curved sofa from the Z-Scape series is reupholstered Sandra Jordan Prima Alpaca Solid - Ebony color. The wild freeform shape gives opportunity to use in a myriad of ways to the user, from a chaise longue, to daybed, to tête-à-tête, to a non-standard couch, you can sit, lay, sleep, lounge whatever in this spectacular piece of functional art.
Designed by famed architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) in 2000, this example produced shortly thereafter, is a collectors dream, so few were made and the ones that were are held in private and corporate collections, museums and exhibits worldwide including die Neue Pinakothek Museum in Munich, MAAS in Australia, and the Donna Karan headquarters in New York.
About the designer:
Zaha Hadid has emerged as one of the preeminent architects and designers at the turn of the century, creating dynamic and complex forms. Awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2004, she is the first woman to receive the prestigious honor. Although her built works are few in number, her impact on the world of architecture and design has been enormous. The Moraine sofa references the geological phenomenon and echoes a typographical surface. Formally, the lines and contours are both abstract and realistic, illustrating Hadid's penchant for natural yet highly stylized designs.