Archinect - News 2017-08-19T07:38:29-04:00 The extra-architectural ventures of Zaha Hadid Nicholas Korody 2016-03-31T20:46:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:09:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Zaha Hadid will rightfully go down in history for the tremendous mark she made on architecture. But buildings weren't the only things she designed.</p><p>In fact, for the majority of her career, she worked at smaller scales, whether with painting, furniture design, or some other venture. One of her first realized projects, from 1985, consisted entirely of furniture, shelves, and other additions to a pre-existing International Style home in London at 24 Cathcart Road.</p><p>Her interest in the expanded field of design, including interiors and the objects that fill them, continued throughout her career. For some, this work indicates a crass and unapologetic commercialism. Philip Kennicott, for example,&nbsp;<a href=";tid=ss_tw-bottom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wrote</a> for the Washington Post earlier today, "She spoke the airy language of architectural theory, with all its utopian overtones, but she vigorously branded consumer products from candles to tableware to neckties."</p><p>ln any case, her influence exceeds architecture &ndash; extending to the runway, the showroo...</p> Toyo Ito’s Flatware for Alessi Archinect 2013-01-23T20:05:00-05:00 >2013-01-23T20:35:56-05:00 <img src="" width="612" height="612" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Ito, the Japanese architect whose team won a Golden Lion Award at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale for its concepts for new housing after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, recently designed flatware called Mu. Introduced in Paris by the Italian company Alessi, the pattern complements Ku, the delicate porcelain service Mr. Ito created for Alessi in 2006.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>