Zaha Hadid was the first woman to win the coveted Pritzker Prize—the most prestigious award in architecture—and been a design force ever since.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Zaha Hadid’s first installation—the Fire Station at Vitra Campus—Swarovski commissioned Hadid to create something spectacular. Entitled “Prima,” the installation uses advanced design technologies to translate the two-dimensional lines of a canvas drawing into a work of multidimensional art. Its five highly polished components can be moved into different configurations to create seating for visitors. Awe-inspiring and unique, the installation recalls the dynamism of Zaha’s original drawings for the Vitra Fire Station.
In addition to Prima, Hadid has also partnered with Swarovski to create a stunning chandelier for the brand’s Crystal Palace. Ever pushing boundaries and challenging preconceived notions about the chandelier, Hadid draws inspiration from nanotechnology and self-organizing systems, using 2,700 internally lit crystals to create her spiraling vortex of light. The chandelier relates to—and interacts with—each new environment in a unique manner, constantly reinventing itself and offering exciting new possibilities.