B&B Italia Moon System
By Zaha Hadid
This project, created from a collaboration with the Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, is an authentic "design statement". The sofa expresses the happy convergence of B&B Italia's typical inclination to experiment and long-standing research conducted by Zaha Hadid on the complexity of curved geometries. Moon System contains references to futuristic sculptures and certain buildings by the same designer. Its name recalls the combination of unusual shapes and the concept of a product-system. The theme of the piece, in its more traditional version, was radically challenged to create a strongly dynamic angular movement: a monoblock that contains a back, seat and armrest “sculpted” from a single block of material.
Despite its scenic presence, the project was conceived for the home and required careful assessment of the dimensions in addition to a specific study of the fabric collection with elastic and polyurethane coated covers that enhance its sculptural appearance.