Hypetex x Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid's classic 'Kuki' chair has been revamped in carbon fibre by Red Dot Award-winning company Hypetex whose luscious coloured carbon has already captured our hearts...

BY DEE IVA

We first saw Hypetex's award-winning 'Halo' chair at the 2014 London Design Festival. A simple sculptured shape made from ultra-light and brightly coloured carbon fibre, it has lingered in our minds ever since (see our original post here).

It obviously caught the eye of the late great architect Zaha Hadid as well, whose curvy 'Kuki' chair for Italian brand Sawaya & Moroni has now been updated in Hypetex's trademark coloured carbon. Its debut at the recent Design/Miami Basel fair is a reminder that Hadid may be gone but her work lingers on. Her sudden death in March left many projects temporarily up in the air but her companies Zaha Hadid Architects and Zaha Hadid Design are now seeing as many of them as possible through to completion.

ABOVE AND BELOW: The revamped 'Kuki' chair by Zaha Hadid is made from a single sheet of carbon fibre
ABOVE RIGHT: Zaha Hadid

Like the 'Halo' chair before it, 'Kuki' works on two planes, as a design-led piece of furniture and a sculptural artwork when not in use. A limited edition, it's destined to become a collector's piece for those wishing to have a little Zaha in their home. Design museums and galleries around the world are sure to have one on show too as it's a bona fide piece of design history. Watch this space...
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