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  • Milano, Italy
  • 2002 – TBC
  • Sawaya & Moroni, Italy
  • Complete
  • 720 x 720 x 420mm

Each modular Z-Play unit consists of a pair of versatile, interconnecting stools with a variety of possible configurations. Drawing on the formal language of the Z-Scapeseries for Sawaya & Moroni, the pieces are similarly derived from a single, rectilinear block, intersected along diagonal seams at its core.

As the name suggests, the furniture is intended for play. The pieces are designed to be clustered and manipulated – they can be pulled apart, tilted, turned upside down, lined up to create interior landscapes, placed back-to-back as armchairs or reconnected to form simple, solid blocks that conceal the canyon-like surfaces within. Multiplied further, they can form large-scale geometric patterns, exploiting the dynamic interplay of solidity and void, unity and opposition. To emphasise their playful nature, the stools invite use with a tactile materials palette of fabric, leather or pony skin.




Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Project Architect

Woody K.T. Yao

Design Team

Caroline Voet, Woody K.T. Yao, Chris Dopheide, Eddie Can,
Maha Kutay, Melissa Woolford