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Dune Formations, Venice Biennale 2007

  • Venice, Italy
  • David Gill Galleries
  • Complete
  • 24 x 13m

Continuing our exploration into the dialogue of material geometry: an organic, three-dimensional installation of distinct furniture elements. These are domestic objects redefined into abstractions, each piece suggesting a multiplicity of uses. All elements are generated by a common series of topological rules and differentiated by a unique design feature.

The Dune Formation installation, created exclusively for the David Gill Galleries in London, is an ensemble of unique elements ranging from wall shelving units, tables and benches to an artificial tree.

Every piece of the installation challenges traditional Cartesian geometries by blending the vertical and horizontal into continuous, three-dimensional surfaces.

Advanced 3D modelling techniques are combined with innovative materials and the processes of digital production, with metal and resins melted into sinuous shapes and finished with a bespoke golden orange colour.

Every distinct object nestles into and affects its neighbours, but is still able to live on its own as a piece, while each introduces a creative combination of horizontal surfaces, display areas and seating elements.

The result is an abstract body of work that questions the restrictions imposed on an orthogonal arrangement and leads to a unique interpretation of an interior landscape.




Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Design Team

Michele Pasca di Magliano, Viviana Muscettola