Dune Formations – David Gill Galleries, Zaha Hadid

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Zaha Hadid Venice, Italy : Dune Formations

Venice Biennale Art – design by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher

Zaha Hadid Venice Biennale

Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher

Venice Art Biennale 2007

1. Dune Formations for David Gill Galleries
2. Travelling Exhibition Pavilion for Chanel

Photography by Helene Binet

Dune Formations for David Gill Galleries

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Campo di Madonna dell’Orto, Cannaregio 3933, Venezia

From 10th June to 31st August, Open from 11am to 7pm, Monday closed

David Gill Galleries and Zaha Hadid are proud to announce the opening of the Dune Formations installation to be previewed at the Scuola dei Mercanti during the Venice Biennale, 2007. The body of work has been created exclusively for the David Gill Galleries London and is a continuation of Hadid’s research and exploration into the dialogue of material geometry. Always questioning the restrictions imposed by an orthogonal arrangement, the total fluidity of her work continues to push the boundaries of architecture and design.

Dune Formations is an organic ensemble of unique furniture elements ranging from wall shelving units, tables, benches and an artificial tree. Every piece of the installation challenges traditional Cartesian geometries by blending vertical and horizontal into continuous three-dimensional surfaces. Advanced 3d modelling techniques are combined with the processes of digital production and innovative materials. Metal and resins are melted into sinuous shapes, finished with a bespoke golden orange colour created in the UK.

Dune Formations Installation : more images & information

Travelling Exhibition Pavilion for Chanel
Press Launch, 9th June, Venice

The form of the Chanel Pavilion is a celebration of the iconic work of Chanel, unmistakeable for its smooth layering of exquisite details that together create an elegant, cohesive whole. The resulting structure is very much tied to that original inspiration—elegant, functional, and versatile both in its overall structure and detail.

The architectural structure of the Pavilion is a series of continuous arch-shaped elements, with a courtyard in its central space. The glass ceiling adjusts to allow for control of the Interior temperature in response to the particular climate conditions of each venue city.

Natural light descending from three elements on the ceiling meets artificial light pushed up from gap between the walls and raised floor to emphasize the “arched” structure, and assist in the creation of a new artificial landscape for art installations. In addition to the lighting and colour effects of the interior space, the spatial rhythm created by the seams of each segment gives strong perspective views throughout the interior.

Dune Formations design : Zaha Hadid

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