“UltraStellar” is the last collection of the late Zaha Hadid for the David Gill Gallery. It was revealed by creative director, Francis Sultana, alongside Zaha Hadid Firm director Patrik Schumacher, in a sentimental, but celebratory atmosphere, at the David Gill Gallery last week.
David Gill Gallery and Zaha Hadid started their collaboration in 2007 with Dune Formations, an interior landscape of furniture pieces with non-specific uses, for the Venice Biennale. This collaboration led to the creation of the first Liquid Glacial collection in 2012.
Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize (considered to be the Nobel Prize of architecture) in 2004 and was internationally known for her built, theoretical and academic work. Each of her dynamic and innovative projects were built on over thirty years of revolutionary exploration and research in the interrelated fields of urbanism, architecture and design.
Hadid’s interest were in the rigorous interface between architecture, landscape, and geology as her practice integrated natural topography and human-made systems, leading to experimentation with cutting-edge technologies. Such a process often resulted in unexpected and dynamic architectural forms.
The ‘UltraStellar’ collection managed to astound yet again, with her first ever works in timber. Displayed in a mastery of her extant fluid aesthetic in organic new forms, these wooden pieces sit in unison with the ‘Liquid Glacial’ works in acrylic and silver that the designer created for the gallery in the past, resulting in a flowing narrative of her graceful style.