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Manta Ray Duo by Zaha Hadid Architects for Sawaya & Moroni

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Manta Ray Duo

The eye-catching Manta Ray Duo seat design is work of Zaha Hadid Architects. The surface as a field of experimentation capable of generating volume is the source of the Manta Ray Duo design, discover more after the jump:

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From the Designers:

The surface as a field of experimentation capable of generating volume is the source of the Manta Ray Duo design. Hadid’s reseach into architectural surfaces capable of generating space and volume is a continuation of her work exhibited at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

For the cast-aluminium double-seat Manta Ray Duo, a lightweight shell is created by gently folding the continuous surface to generate a plastic, embracing form: a double chair set side-by-side. Expressing the simplicity of its structure, the fluid, single surface models and unites as the twin-shell shape rises on its central axis to create an element of separation and support; an unusual armrest that is integral to the overall development of the form. At the same time, the more tightly defined curves of Y-shaped structure behind the seat can be perceived.

Project: Manta Ray Duo Seat
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects for Sawaya & Moroni
Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Design Team: Maha Kutay, Woody Yao, Saman Saffarian
Photography: Jacopo Spilimbergo
Website:  www.zaha-hadid.com

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