Milan Design Week: ME Il Duca Unveils Zaha Hadid Tribute Exhibition

Image by Adam Holicska

 

Perhaps the most renowned architect of her generation, Zaha Hadid left this world suddenly in March of 2016, suffering a serious heart attack at just 65 years of age.

As her influence very much carries on, this year’s Milan Design Week (April 9 – 14) finds the ME Milan Il Duca hotel organizing a tribute exhibition to the late “Queen of the Curve.” Working in cooperation with her firm Zaha Hadid Design, they have curated select design pieces from her illustrious career, whose high-profile manufacturers have included the estimable likes of B&B Italia, Cassina ZH, Royal Thai, Citco, Lalique, and her own ZHD Collection.

 

 

“The strength of the collection lies in our ability to interpret the ordinary into something unexpected,” enlightens ZHD Director Woody Yao. “When designing objects, Zaha was never constrained by any given use or spatial context. We continue to follow and draw strength from this approach so that the collection has room to evolve without compromising the integrity of the design.”

The exceedingly stylish ME Milan Il Duca itself is one of the most buzzed about of a new generation of hotel’s in Italy’s fashion capital, and is appropriately located in the Piazza Della Repubblica, just north of Brera, the city’s venerable design district. The exhibit will be on show at the hotel through April 30.

 

Images by Luke Hayes (top) and Fabrizio Bergamo (middle); Bottom image, the ME Milan Il Duca

 

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