Zaha Hadid Architects’ curious design aesthetic has dotted the skylines of the world’s greatest cities. We recently previewed two upcoming projects from the firm, a mixed-use tower in Melbourne that resembles a series of stacked vases and features a porous façade that helps reduce solar gain, as well as another mixed-use tower in Qatar that is shaped like a desert hyancinth, a flower indigenous to the area.
Now, Zaha Hadid Design has unveiled its latest endeavor, a new bath collection created in collaboration with Spanish company Porcelanosa. The nine-piece bath collection, called Vitae, is the latest addition to Porcelanosa’s Noken line, and its design shares a number of cues and similarities to Zara Hadid’s signature style. Vitae includes a toilet, a bidet, shelving, faucets, washbasins, mirrors, and a bathtub inspired by the earth’s most essential element, water.
Like the majority of Zaha Hadid’s most iconic buildings, each piece in the collection conveys a sense of fluidity. The designs aren’t your typical bathroom fare.
They feel abstract and organic in the same way many of the Iraqi-born British architect’s buildings do. Each piece was crafted entirely from Spanish manufacturer Porcelanosa’s finest porcelain.
According to Curbed, the combination of pieces in a space create a “dynamic, sensual flow.” For example, the double sink setup features a basin with “attenuated extensions” (acting as built-in soap dishes) which reach toward a small counter that separate the two.
The interplay between pieces in the collection doesn’t stop there. Pieces such as a towel rack, an additional floating shelf, and corresponding mirrors with built-in ledges add to the collections sense connection and fluidity.
The Vitae line is a letter of love to discerning designers looking to furnish the ultimate bathroom. Many of the pieces in the collection are handmade, and is a result of a three-year-long collaboration between Zara Hadid and Porcelanosa. Fittings in the new collection are available in chrome or white powder-coated aluminum.
Check out the video below for an up-close look at the new collection:
Images courtesy of DesignBoom