Zaha Hadid’s famous designs reimagined as rugs
The late architect Zaha Hadid is best known for her swooping, gravity-defying buildings, but her firm has also designed plenty of homewares including coffee tables, vases, chairs, and now rugs. The studio recently showed a line of 22 rugs designed for the carpet manufacturer Royal Thai. Each of the colorful, hand-tufted carpets is a loose abstraction of one of Hadid’s famous designs, building or otherwise. The designs center around the architect’s self-described recurring formal ticks—striated lines, ribbon-like projections, pixelated landscapes and organic cellular shapes.