Zaha Hadid (1950-2016): Gyre Chair from the Seamless Series
Polyester resin and polyurethane lacquer, 2008, with brass roundels for Established & Sons, edition 5/12.
26 5/8 x 55 7/8 x 83 1/2 in.
Note: Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016) in 2006, the Gyre lounge chair was part of a small collection of furniture created independently from an architectural project. Hadid is best known for her unconventional architectural designs whose construction seems to defy logic through its sweeping forms and shifting geometry. The Gyre lounge chair incorporates the same organic forms and free-form shapes that Hadid used in her buildings, testing the relationship of design and function. The chairs were made in an edition of twelve as part of the Seamless Collection and were manufactured by the London-based design firm Established & Sons using a combination of polyester resin with a polyurethane lacquer to create their smooth, fluid surface. According to Zaha Hadid Design, the Gyre chair ‘seeks to reinvent the traditional spatial relationship between furniture and its setting.’ An example of the Gyre chair is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
There are some surface abrasions. The finished is compromised in a few small areas.
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