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The Amazing Zaha Hadid for Georg Jensen

Come September 2016, Georg Jensen will be releasing his latest jewellery collection at retail points. What makes this collection especially special is the fact that this will be launched posthumously, after Zaha Hadid’s regretful passing.

The eight-piece collection which debuted at the recent Baselworld, will comprise the Lamellae Twisted cuff and a double ring. The jewellery will be made of sterling silver, and black rhodium set with black diamonds. As with most of her designs, organisms serve as inspiration, and the lamella pattern is obvious in these pieces.

 


Lamellae twisted cuff and double ring, Zaha Hadid for Georg Jensen; photo from Dezeen

 

Hadid is no stranger to jewellery, however. Earlier works include the Celeste necklace and body cuff for Atelier Swarovski, elaborate and opulent rings and cuffs for Aziz & Walid Mouzannar, as well as the Skein rings for Caspita.

 


Celeste jewellery, made of blackened pure silver, set with white topaz, smoky quartz and black spinel, photo from Zaha Hadid Architects

But these are merely small fractions of Hadid’s greater role in design. The ‘Queen of the Curve’ is known for her many futuristic, fluid structures all over the world, including the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Azerbaijan, and Galaxy Soho in Beijing, China. While Hadid is known for her meandering shapes, her designs also often take on an angular form.

 


Heydar Aliyev Centre, photo by Helene Binet

 


Galaxy Soho, photo by Iwan Baan

  

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs, photo by Hufton + Crow

 

The world continues to mourn the loss of one of the greatest, most experimental architects last week. Zaha Hadid passed away from a heart attack, at 65 years of age. While she was wrapped in some controversy, Hadid had accomplished a great deal, including being the first woman and first Muslim to win the Pritzker Architecture prize. She was also an anointed Dame of the British empire.

Anne Quito in a tribute for Quartz, called her death a “devastating loss” for women in architecture. But it's not just that—Dame Zaha Hadid left footprints in many more fields outside of architecture.

 

For a comprehensive list of her work, go to: Zaha Hadid Architects

Featured photo: Virgile Simon Bertrand, taken from The WILD