Monocle on Design

Zaha Hadid: artist or architect?

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24 January 2017

Episode 276

30 minutes


Photo: Hugo Glendinning

We visit an exhibition of drawings and paintings that cast light on the formative years of the late Zaha Hadid and ask about the enduring pull of the French capital in the world of couture, with a rundown of January’s packed fashion calendar. Plus: the finest from Paris’s preeminent design tradeshow Maison & Objet.

24 January 2017

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Chapter 1

Zaha Hadid: Early Paintings and Drawings

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It’s strange to think that between setting up her office in 1977 and building the now fêted Vitra Fire Station in Weil-am-Rhein in 1993, Zaha Hadid didn’t complete a single structure. Instead she drew, painted and pondered. This productive period is the subject of a show at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London’s Hyde Park. We take a tour.

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Paris Men’s Fashion Week

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The fashion calendar fills up in January. We mull over the highlights from the haute couture shows and brands that we think you’ll see more of in 2017.

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Photo: François Cavelier

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Maison & Objet Paris

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Despite declining visitor numbers, the original version of this now international design tradeshow is experiencing a revival. Monocle’s Chiara Rimella reports from the frontline of homeware and product design.

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