Good Form is proud to have established a strong presence as a design retailer in New Zealand. The curators' vision for modernist and contemporary pieces in an aspirational environment resonates with the team at Zaha Hadid Design, led by Woody Yao and Maha Kutay. The design house has been consistent in choosing high-end stores to align with.
Born in Iraq in 1950, Zaha Hadid (1950 – 2016) was known for pushing boundaries. Later moving to study and teach in the UK, Hadid applied a unique, experimental and exacting design approach to all the fields she touched on.
Described by one of her university tutors as the most outstanding student he had ever taught, Hadid developed her architectural style early on and has been names "The Queen of the Curve" due her aversion to using 90-degree angles in her designs. "There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?"
There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?
The modular 'Cell' Candle Holders (2019) were named 'Best International Product' at Melbourne's Denfair. The ZHD studio was inspired by the replication and growth of cellular organisms, and the candleholders are available in varying sizes and shapes that can be joined together in infinite combinations.
Unsurprisingly, they are Dan Eagle's favourite from the range, "They perfectly capture the essence of Zaha Hadid’s design principles and aesthetic".
The Cell collection of stainless steel candle-holders draw inspiration from the replication and growth of cellular organisms – the insertion points, or the ‘nuclei’, are unified by a dramatic, reflective landscape. These processes found in nature are often embodied in the design process, as the objects are developed and considered in relation to each other, and never in isolation.
As a result, the collection invites the user to multiply, reconfigure and stack the different elements in modules which can be adapted to any environment.
Two chandeliers, named 'Aria' and 'Avia', complete the collection. Each piece is made with 50 uniquely shaped acrylic pieces that catch and refract light in dazzling ways. The pendants have a dynamic, other-worldly quality and reflect the influence high-fashion had on Hadid's designs.
Dan and Emma hope to make it possible for New Zealand customers to access a small work by the iconic architect with these accessible objects. Good Form is excited to play a part in continuing the legacy of Zaha Hadid.
The Zaha Hadid Design range comprises of futuristic steel table accents, sculptural glassware, and polycarbonate pendants.