Unlike some auction houses, the Chicago-based Wright simply offers (quite modestly) some of the best design available on the secondary market. The forthcoming Modern Design auction, taking place on 7 October 2008, is no exception. In addition to showcasing the work of mid-century icons Charles and Ray Eames, Harry Bertoia, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, Gio Ponti, George Nelson, Hans Wegner, Poul KjÃ¦rholm and many others, this auction features stunning inclusions from more recent decades.
Architect Zaha Hadid designed this sofa for B&B Italia.
B&B ITALIA PROFILE
B&B Italia has been founded in 1966.
It has its headquarter in Novedrate in the Como province of Italia.
Its offices are in a building designed by Renzo Piano in 1972.
It has turned from a family-run small-scale business into a company with separate divisions for design, manufacturing and sales. The Company has two branches: B&B Italia Home Division and B&B Italia Contract Division.
About Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid is an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and urban design. Her work ranges from urban scale to interiors and furniture.
Best known for:
– Vitra Fire Station
– Land Formation-One
– Innsbruck Bergisel Ski-Jump
– Strasbourg Tram Station
– Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati
– BMW Central Building in Leipzig
– Hotel Puerta America (interior) in Madrid
– Ordrupgaard Museum Extension in Copenhagen, and
– Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg.
Her central concerns involve a simultaneous engagement in practice, teaching and research. Hadid was born in Bagdad in 1950. She studied architecture at the Architectural Association from 1972 and was awarded the Diploma Prize in 1977. She then became a partner of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, taught at the AA with OMA collaborators Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, and later led her own studio at the AA until 1987. Since then she held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture, Chicago; guest professorships at the Hochschule fÃ…Â¸r Bildende KÃ…Â¸nste in Hamburg; the Knolton School of Architecture, Ohio and the Masters Studio at Columbia University, New York. In addition, she was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Fellow of the American Institute of Architecture and Commander of the British Empire, 2002. She is currently Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria and was the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
See further for an impression of her work this YouTube impression: