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Braid Collection

  • 2014 – 2016
  • Launched for 2014 Zaha Hadid Design Collection

The Braid candle holder and vases derive from a multi-disciplinary approach to design.

Inspired by Zaha Hadid’s investigations into the nature of the tower form, and handmade in ceramic, the base’s complex geometry extends to support a candle of 20mm diameter or it may stand alone as a sculptural piece.

Drawing inspiration from Zaha Hadid’s tower studies, the Braid vase can be thought of as architecture in miniature – the glazed ceramic pieces have been made by hand, and rise up from a delicately woven base, playfully inverting the idea of a falling braid.

Inspired by the formal possibilities of exploring the limits of a material to create a dramatic sculptural form, the smoke-coloured polished resin ‘towers’ of the Braid double candle holder draw on the studio’s fluid architectural language to create an elegant candelabra.

Candleholder and Candelabra
Dimensions:
Single Medium L30 x D8.6 x H7 cm
Large L37.5 x D10.3 x H8.4 cm
Extra Large L45 x D12.3 x H10.1 cm
Double Medium L30 x D23.1 x H9.2 cm
Large L45 x D35.1 x H13.6 cm
Colour: White/Satin Anthracite Gloss
Material: Bone China
Finish: Satin Gloss

Vase
Dimensions:
L17 x D17 x H29.5 cm
L10.5 x D10.5 x H37 cm
L12 x D12 x H45 cm
Material: Bone China Slip Cast
Colour: Black or White
Finish: Glazed

Candleholder
Dimensions:
L8 x D8 x H30 cm
L9.5 x D9.5 x H37.5 cm
L12 x D12 x H45 cm
Material: Bone China Slip Cast
Colour: White, Black
Finish: Glazed

Selected editions available for purchase via Zaha Hadid Design

Architect

Zaha Hadid Architects

Design

Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

2014 Design Team

Woody Yao, Maha Kutay, Steven Blaess, Johanna Huang

2016 Design Team

Woody Yao, Maha Kutay, Johanna Huang, Richard Leyens, Christopher Howell