Zaha Hadid – Star architects and their Jewelleries – Part 1
By the 20th and 21st century we can recognise the forms of nature on our everyday objects. What is common in the work of architects became jewellery designers and the activity of artists using the forms of nature on the everyday objects? Our first reaction: there is nothing in common. But if you think it over, it is simple: their scales.
It is so exciting to recognise the parallel between architects jewelleries and buildings. As I used to work as an architect for several years and I switched to design jewelleries, I am interested in how other architects design jewellery with this scale difference. The jewelleries or the jewellery collections designed by famous architects are often similar to their buildings designed at the same time. Well, it works in both ways, you can recognise their style in their jewelleries too.
I search for these parallels in Star architects and their jewelleries series. Now I am starting with Zaha Hadid star architect.
Zaha Hadid 1950-2016
Zaha Hadid was born in Iraq. Then she lived and worked as an architect in the United Kingdom. She became the most significant female and star architect. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004.
Whatever she did, she created something genius. Whatever scale she used: such as buildings, furniture, vase, shoes, jewellery, she created something unique. Her buildings are very typical, recognizable and unconventional.
Zaha Hadid’s jewelleries and buildings
She used the same kind of plasticism and organic waves, dinamic forms in her jewelleries and in her great building complexes.
The most famous Jewellery Designers invited her to work together, just like Bvlgari, Swarovski, Caspita and The House of Aziz & Walid Mouzannar. She used silver, 18 carat gold, rhodium plate, diamond or transparent resin for her jewelleries.
This scale difference is so exciting, because when you design as an architect you use centimetres and meters, while designing jewelleries tenth of a millimeter accuracy is required. This gives the specialty and the essence of the jewelleries and the soul of each creation. There is nothing common in individually designed jewelleries and that makes them so unique.
For photos visit Zaha Hadid’s Homepage.
Find Zaha Hadid’s portait photo here.