The piece of furniture is affectionately inspired by Princess Leia‘s iconic braided buns, first worn by Carrie Fisher in the late 1970s. While the piece may be an abstract likeness of the hairstyle, there’s no mistaking the signature look of Zaha Hadid with the organic curves, fluidity and drama that typifies the design practice’s work.
The Leblon Delienne design house, known for its faithful recreations of Disney characters in the form of collectables, says of the piece: ‘Inspired by the iconic hairstyle and braids of Princess Leia, and combining the straight lines and smooth curves distinctive of Zaha Hadid Design with the savoir-faire of Leblon Delienne, this table is a perfect fit for the most contemporary interiors.’
The elegant, glossy table pushes the boundaries between design and contemporary art, providing something that is both a practical, yet sculptural, centrepiece. Made from fibre and resin to produce a glossy finish, the coffee table is available in the classic black and white finishes as well as pearl white or brass for a touch of luxury.
‘We are a pop culture generation – lovers of graphic novels, comics, video games, cinema and TV series, but also rock music, pop art and urban art. Always respecting the original work, Leblon Delienne draws inspiration from this to create characters, items and furniture in search of meaning,’ adds Leblon Delienne.
The table will be on display in Zaha Hadid Design’s London gallery from September 20.
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