Fluid lines and curves: the look is signature Dame Zaha Hadid


“A fitting legacy for the Queen of the Curve” is how British daily The Telegraph has described Zaha Hadid’s Vitae bathroom collection, due to be released in September. It was one of the last projects architecture’s biggest female superstar completed before her sudden death from a heart attack at the age of 65 in March.

“It’s difficult for us to see and celebrate the Vitae suite without her here,” explains Maha Kutay, director of Zaha Hadid Design. “But at the same time, it has become a way for us to recognise her work.”

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Vitae, meaning life in Latin, is inspired by water where all life begins. Featuring dynamic and fluid shapes, the collection is characteristic of the sensual, futuristic style the Baghdad-born architect became known for. This outstanding collection includes brassware, sanitaryware, a bathtub, a toilet and mirrors.

Work on the Vitae range began in 2013 and is produced in collaboration with luxury porcelain outfit Porcelanosa.  “The inspiration came from looking at sea shells. They have long fascinated us morphologically; how they work so well in water and how water flows through them,” Hadid said in a previously unreleased discussion about the collection earlier this year.

Kutay remembers that Hadad was particularly fond of the basins, which are orientated to the left or right.

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Image credits: Porcelanosa