London-based Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid is probably best known for her futuristic buildings, including The Roca London Gallery in Chelsea Harbour and the Phaeno Science Centre in Wolfsburg, Germany. In a bold new move, she’s now collaborating with Arlene Bonnant, founder of Swiss fine jewellery brand Caspita, to design futuristic, adventurous pieces aimed at an upmarket clientele. Caspita’s range has always been abstract yet influenced strongly by the beauty of nature, and Bonnant brings a wealth of experience as a contemporary art expert to each piece in the collection.
Unique Jewellery designs
After falling in love with Zaha’s adventurous designs, the two decided to collaborate for a display at Art Basel Miami from 2nd – 8th December 2013. The new collection, called ‘Skein’ consisted of a ring and bracelet designed by Zaha Hadid in yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and an oxidised finish – a pave white diamond-studded version will also be available.
Starting at a cool £14,000 per piece, the collection may be pricy, but it’s well worth it to own a piece of history – who knows when or if Zaha will collaborate with a jewellery designer again! The range is available at Zaha Hadid’s gallery on Goswell Road, London, or from the Caspita website.