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Art Basel, 13–17 June, 2007

Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher

Mesa for Vitra

Crater for David Gill Galleries

Belu for Kenny Schachter ROVE Gallery

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Mesa for Vitra

Buckminster Fuller Dome, Vitra Campus Weil/Rhein near Basel

13 Jun 9-11pm

14-17 Jun upon request campus@vitra.com

Mesa becomes a microcosmic extrusion of the spatial ideas inherent in Zaha’s architecture. Form doesn’t follow only function but instead is drawn along by the narrative of the plan and flow of space. It becomes something plastic and elastic, more Einsteinian than Cartesian, an evocation of a world shaped by unseen forces and dark matter, a fluid, flowing, four-dimensional world in which a table can distort the space within it and around it. It transforms any space into a Zaha room.

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Crater for David Gill Galleries

Booth 15, Design Miami/Basel, Markthalle, Viaduktstrasse 10 CH-4051.

13-17 Jun

Crater represents the latest manifestation of Zaha Hadid’s 30-year exploration and research that continues to challenge our preconceptions of design. With Crater, Hadid’s experimentation leads to an entirely unique line of questioning that explores the relationship between the table and disparate objects placed upon its surface.

Hadid has reduced the substance of the table and these objects on its surface into the purest of forms – an Absolute expression of function that liberates our expectations and allows us to reconsider this relationship. She then reconnects each function with a sensual fluidity generated by her dialogue of smooth transitions between elements.

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Belu for Kenny Schachter ROVE Gallery

Booth 3, Design Miami/Basel, Markthalle, Viaduktstrasse 10, Basel, CH-4051

12-16 Jun

Belu is conceived as an autonomous single-celled body that allows for multi-functional use; as a table, counter, chair, container, or simply as a surface to lean on, rest on… With the dynamic complex geometry of a fluid volume, Belu is able to generate varying adjacency conditions in its direct relationship with the human body. Belu is not just an object for display, but a dynamic gesture that spatially defines its surroundings whilst serving a variety of functions.

In a re-visitation of the original concept, these unique geometries of Belu have been maintained yet scaled down in all three dimensions. This series affords Belu further possibilities of direct intervention within the domestic environment.

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