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Zaha Hadid designs crystal vase collection for Lalique

Zaha hadid has created a series of vases made from crystal for the french brand lalique.

Feb 15, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

British star-architect Zaha Hadid has joined forces with crystal house Lalique to create a pair of stunning vases called the Crystal Architecture collection.

visio and manifesto vases

The range comprises two vases: Manifesto, a curved and ridged vessel that plays with texture, and Viso, a slender, aqueous tower.

The contemporary designs, available as signed and numbered edition pieces, have been fabricated in both clear and black crystal, featuring fluid lines and a polished finish.


visio vase

“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,” says Hadid.

“The architectural language we have developed is a manifesto of our experimentation and research into fluidity and transparency.”

manifesto vase detail

Hadid is renowned for her de-constructivist approach to architecture and is best known for incorporating natural forms into her designs.

“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.

lalique zaha

The Zaha Hadid Manifesto and Viso vases will be available to purchase from Lalique stores in April. Prices start at €12,000 ($16,400).

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