3D-Printed Chairs by Zaha Hadid Architects

Bow and Rise are two innovative chairs that are manufactured by means of 3D printing, with ecological and biodegradable plastic, created by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Zaha Hadid was an architect who had the vision, and the achievement, to carry out a practice that tends to exceed the current standards of the activity. This spirit is reflected in the Bow and Rise chairs, created jointly by its London-based studio and the Spanish design brand Nagami. These objects blends exquisitely the precepts of design that seek to unite the needs of functionality with aesthetic desires. But the appeal goes even further, because freshly and innovative methods and materials are used in its production.

In priciple, the 3D printer does not load the plastic by means of a continuous filament, but uses PLA-type plastic particles. This makes the Bow and Rise chairs have a positive balance between wight and stability. Although Zaha Hadid passed way in 2016, the contribution she made to art, through architecture, is still present in the inspiration of the work that the studio founded by her does today.

Nagami stands out for the collaborative creation of design objects. They have realised creations in tandem with Manuel Jiménez García and Daniel Widrig among others.

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