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Zaha Hadid Design (ZHD) was established in 2006 by late architect Zaha Hadid (1950-2016), and is charged with pushing the boundaries of contemporary design through technological and material advancements. Earlier this year a very lovely acquaintance introduced us to ZHD co-directors Woody Yao and Maha Kutay who were in Melbourne to exhibit and speak at design trade event Denfair. Fast forward to a recent visit to London where Woody and Maha graciously opened their gallery for a private tour on what was a very typical rainy London day. It was a delight to see a preview of their forthcoming exhibition – opening next week, in fact – and we encourage everyone in London to attend. The ZHD portfolio includes commissions from a wide range of design disciplines such as fashion, jewellery, limited edition furniture pieces, interiors, exhibition, and set-design. We were particularly taken by the exhibition of ‘ZHD x Rosenthal: Design & Fabrication to Final’. While the end result is undoubtedly beautiful in its most resolved state, tracing the journey of design development through prototypes of varying success was genuinely insightful. We look forward to our next visit. Pictured above is the magnificent ribbon-like floating stair, naturally designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photography courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects.