Zaha Hadid Design and style and Karimoku announce collaboration

Presenting architectural products, household furniture, jewelry and objects by Zaha Hadid Style, Japanese furnishings manufacturer Karimoku celebrates the late architect’s do the job and unveils its 2022 collaboration with the studio

Opened in early 2021, Karimoku Commons is a hybrid space in Tokyo showcasing workspaces and galleries, ‘a house where by you can rethink your existence with wood’, by discovering the Japanese manufacturer and have a a lot more experiential approach to its furnishings designs and manufacturing. The most up-to-date exhibition to open at the space (from 13 Oct to 3 December 2021) is an overview of Zaha Hadid Design’s operates, with a focus on collaborative merchandise types from the previous ten decades.

Zaha Hadid Structure retrospective

Karimoku Commons exhibition look at

The exhibition at Karimoku Commons provides ​​a selection of architectural styles from Hadid’s archives that have been reproduced in wooden, as well as an overview of Zaha Hadid Design’s portfolio, including jewelry layout, home furnishings, lighting and additional, equally established in collaboration with intercontinental makes and under the ZHD label. 

Design of a Zaha Hadid setting up recreated by Karimoku. Photography: Masaaki Inoue

Regardless of whether operating on a setting up or little item, it was Zaha Hadid’s mission to innovate formally, technically or through components, and the pieces on exhibit are a fitting demonstration of her determination to innovation. The exhibition contains gravity-defying chandeliers for Slamp, crystal objects for Lalique and footwear for United Nude, but also styles created beneath the studio’s brand name that include things like glassware, tealights, salt and pepper shakers and decorative objects.  

Zaha Hadid Design and style and Karimoku: the ‘Seyun’ chair

Prototypes of the ‘Seyun’ chair. Photography: Masaki Ogawa

The exhibition previews the studio’s ‘Seyun’ chair for Karimoku, established to start in 2022 and showcasing Zaha Hadid Design’s distinctive sinuous silhouettes and rigorously engineered construction. On screen are also a series of prototypes of household furniture which includes chairs, armchairs and tables intended by the studio and crafted by Karimoku’s artisans in wood. The job was overseen by Zaha Hadid Style directors, Woody Yao and Maha Kutay, who labored closely with Karimoku craftspeople on the piece. 

‘This collaboration combines ZHD’s unmistakable style and design language and creative tactic to materiality with Karimoku’s uncompromising high quality specifications, accomplished by means of the implementation of the most advanced systems and producing processes,’ claims Yao. 

‘We strongly believe that in collaboration it is by means of a mutual exchange of strategies, expertise and knowledge that we can achieve good results,’ provides Kutay. ‘Karimoku is the ideal associate, matching our daring design principles with their unrivalled high quality of execution.’ §