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Zaha Hadid-Designed Statuettes for BRIT Awards 2017 Unveiled

Zaha Hadid-Designed Statuettes for BRIT Awards 2017 Unveiled

The designs of the Zaha Hadid-created statuettes to be handed out at this year’s BRIT Awards have been unveiled. One of Hadid’s final commissions before her death this March, the design consists of a family of 5 interrelated trophies take the form of abstracted female figures representing diversity. One of those family members, meant to represent Britannia, the female personification of Great Britain, will be awarded to musicians for their victories in the BRIT Awards ceremony this February.

© Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects © Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects © Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects © Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects + 5

Zaha Hadid-Designed Statuettes for BRIT Awards 2017 Unveiled, © Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
© Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Following Hadid’s passing, the project was carried out by Zaha Hadid Design Director Maha Kutay and the BRIT Awards’ Niamh Byrne, who set to follow through on the late architect's’ vision.

“Zaha was truly excited to be doing this,” remarked Kutay at the concept unveiling last month. “Her vision was, being an architect, to focus our efforts more on the 3D element, as the statue had previously been used as a canvas for artists to paint on for the last few years. Our design expresses Zaha’s unwavering belief in progress and optimism for the future and a break from the norm.  The biggest challenge was to create something different within certain guidelines, yet achieving a result recognisable to the public. You have to respect the existing to create something new.”

© Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
© Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
© Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
© Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

"We are delighted with the finished statues,” said Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley. "Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the award into the future."

© Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
© Luke Hayes. Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Previous designers of BRIT Awards statuettes have included artists Artists Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake.

News via BRIT Awards, BBC.

Zaha Hadid-Designed Statuettes to be Presented at BRIT Awards 2017

Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Zaha Hadid-Designed Statuettes for BRIT Awards 2017 Unveiled" 01 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/800676/zaha-hadid-designed-statuettes-for-brit-awards-2017-unveiled/> ISSN 0719-8884
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