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Manta Ray Duo for Sawaya & Moroni

  • Sawaya & Moroni
  • Complete
  • Dimensions (l,h,d)
  • Width : 234 cm
  • Depth : 148 cm
  • Height : 112 cm
  • Material
  • Double cast aluminium
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The surface as a field of experimentation capable of generating volume is the source of the Manta Ray Duo design. Hadid’s reseach into architectural surfaces capable of generating space and volume is a continuation of her work exhibited at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

For the cast-aluminium double-seat Manta Ray Duo, a lightweight shell is created by gently folding the continuous surface to generate a plastic, embracing form: a double chair set side-by-side. Expressing the simplicity of its structure, the fluid, single surface models and unites as the twin-shell shape rises on its central axis to create an element of separation and support; an unusual armrest that is integral to the overall development of the form. At the same time, the more tightly defined curves of Y-shaped structure behind the seat can be perceived.




Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Design Team

Maha Kutay
Woody Yao
Saman Saffarian