The Zephyr sofa by Zaha Hadid is a sculpted piece of lacquered fiberglass, designed for Italian furniture company Cassina Contract. The carved shape was inspired by nature and how rock formations are eroded and shaped by the wind over time.
The deeply sculpted backrests and sinuous forms allow the sofa to be arranged in a number of different ways to create a renewed escape from traditional thinking.
There was an extremely detailed development process; from prototype through the engineering and manufacturing stages in order to mould the fiberglass into the complex geometries.
To produce the dynamic shape with sections carved from its solid base,
the combined expertise of Cassina’s industrial, artisan and technological teams
had to combine their talents, demanding the highest precision in the final stages.
The uniformly lacquered finish, enhances the sofa’s shape and the patterning of cushioning, to further define its complex formal language.