Moon Sofa System
for B&B Italia
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 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.