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Moon Sofa System

c. 2007

by Zaha Hadid
for B&B Italia

Moon Sofa System

by Zaha Hadid
for  B&B Italia

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Zaha Hadid’s Moon Sofa system, designed for B&B Italia, epit­o­mizes the archi­tec­t’s genius for trans­form­ing conven­tional seating forms into vision­ary works of art, using her signa­ture radical struc­tural vocab­u­lary of fluid curves and dynamic angles. With the Moon System, Hadid chal­lenges the status quo, defying the limi­ta­tions of tradi­tional furni­ture design and creat­ing a genuinely avant-garde piece that pushes the bound­aries of what is possi­ble.

The Moon System is not merely a sofa but a work of art embody­ing luxury and sophis­ti­ca­tion. The fluid lines and sculp­tural form evoke a sense of move­ment and grace, invit­ing you to sit back and immerse your­self in its comfort and elegance.
As a testa­ment to Hadid’s metic­u­lous atten­tion to detail, the Moon System includes a match­ing ottoman that beau­ti­fully comple­ments the sofa’s organic shape. The ottoman is thought­fully designed to nest partially within the lower portion of the sofa, creat­ing a dynamic stepped aesthetic that is as visu­ally stun­ning as it is functional.


Zaha Hadid

Baghdad (1950–2016)

Zaha Hadid so elegantly defined a parametric design that her name has become virtually synonymous with a swirling, swooping architecture that stretches Modernist simplicity to its limits. Born in Baghdad in 1950 and educated in London after the Baathist coup, she studied with Rem Koolhaas before venturing on her own. Vitra asked her to design a chair; after six months of trying to perfect a form for one, she ended up designing a fire station for the company’s Germany complex.

Triumphs came elsewhere: a cubist Louise and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati was the first museum in the U.S. to be designed by a woman. Her Guangzhou Opera House in China faced construction troubles, but dazzled in its resemblance to two faceted pebbles; her Messner Mountain Museum Corones, three volumes of concrete lodged into the Italian Alpines, is an eerie gem. And her sinuous 520 W 28th Street building is among the most-photographed on NYC’s High Line. The first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, her approach lives on in generations of architects inspired by her bold forms and take-no-prisoners interviews—not to mention her furnishings, including her Moon seating system for B&B Italia, which applies her architecture’s curvilinear fluidity to an out-of-this-world sofa and ottoman.

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