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Forma Cheese Grater by Zaha Hadid

Forma Cheese Grater by Zaha Hadid


Following the aesthetic zaha hadid has created in many of her architectural works, the alessi grater is derived by natural forms. The cheese grater is similar to a pebble or rock that has been smoothed over time by water and wind. ‘forma’ consists of two elements: a sculptural black base holding a mirror-polished stainless steel grater. the ergonomic shape is carefully designed to fit comfortably in the palm of the user’s hand. the ease of handling is influenced by its metal surface which is punctured by the unique hole pattern and as a product, it adds a taste of architecture into the kitchen tabletop.

Zaha Hadid (Bagdad 1950) studied at the Architectural Association in London, where she qualified in 1977. She joined the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, with Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, returned to lecture at the Architectural Association and then in other universities in Europe and the United States. In 1993 she was responsible for the Vitra Fire Station at Weil am Rhein, Germany, and a residential building for the iba in Berlin. Her major completed projects include the lf one pavilion at Weil am Rhein (1993-99); the Mind Zone at Millennium Dome in London (1997-99); a tram station and car park in Strasbourg (2001) and a ski jump in Innsbruck (2002). Her projects now under way include: the Contemporary Arts Centers in Rome and Cincinnati; a Science Centre in Wolfsburg, Germany; a ferry terminal at Salerno, Italy; a public square and multiplex cinema in Barcelona; the bmw Works in Leipzig; the extension to the Ordrupgaard Museum in Copenaghen and a bridge in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Zaha Hadid is also well known as a painter and designer: her work has been shown in various exhibitions in the United States, Japan, Britain and Germany. Zaha Hadid died in 2016.

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