Zaha Hadid’s Bold Style Inspires a Carpet Collection

Zaha Hadid’s Bold Style Inspires a Carpet Collection

The RE /Form Carpet Series by Royal Thai reimagines Zaha Hadid’s swooping architectural lines in a variety of vibrant patterns.

Before her untimely death in 2016, Zaha Hadid established one of the most recognizable styles in architecture. Cellular shapes, ribbon-like projections, pixelated landscapes and striated lines were the calling cards of her work. These same four themes have now been reinterpreted as two-dimensional patterns.

Royal Thai, the commercial carpet brand specializing in products for high-end hospitality spaces, recently launched RE/Form, a collection of 22 designs inspired by Hadid’s charismatic works. Available in Axminster weaves as well as in hand-tufted versions, the series features vivid custom hues of turquoise, red and green.

The graphics evoke projects like the Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre in China, whose perforated facade is echoed in the textural Pixel family. The swerving stripes of the Striation design (shown) recall Hadid’s Chelsea condos at 520 West 28th Street in New York.

This story was taken from the January/February 2019 issue of Azure. Buy a copy of the issue here, or subscribe here.

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