Dubai showcase for Hadid’s Lebanon jewellery collection

Silene-jewellery

Zaha Hadid has created a range of jewellery for Lebanese house Aziz and Walid Mouzannar and the pieces are currently on display in Dubai.

The London-based architect’s additions to the Silene collection include rings and cuffs in different colours of all made of 18 karat gold.

Silene jewellery by Zaha Hadid

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“Each immaculately detailed piece conveys formal complexity and precision with the highest standards of craftsmanship,” said Hadid.

Silene Ring I (pictured) is available in pink, yellow and white gold. White diamonds form trails between the irregular shapes across the surfaces of the pink and white versions, while black diamonds trace the outlines of the yellow gold ring.

Each measures six centimetres in length, with a hinged join in the centre to accommodate a bending knuckle.

Silene jewellery by Zaha Hadid

Silene Ring II comes in the same variations of the metal, as well as oxidised white gold, but features a web-like pattern that spreads across the finger when worn.

White diamonds are set into the pink-gold Silene Ring III

Two additional cuffs comprise thin lattices that emanate from a central solid oval shape. The larger of the pair is made from pink gold, while the smaller version comes in yellow gold.

The House of Aziz and Walid Mouzannar was founded in Lebanon during the 18th century, and is now run by sixth-generation designers Dori and Alia Mouzannar.

Silene jewellery by Zaha Hadid

Their working relationship with Hadid began in 2014 when the architect designed the Silene cuff, which is set with 1,048 white diamonds.

“We chose to collaborate with Hadid because she is a great artist, a friend and our visions are aligned,” said Alia Mouzannar. “It is a very contemporary collection that involves a very strong spirit, which is rich and feminine yet delicate.”

Silene jewellery by Zaha Hadid

The jewellery is on display as part of an exhibition showcasing Zaha Hadid Architects’ product designs in Dubai, including furniture designed to look like ice formations, a set of carved marble vases and sofas based on natural rock formations.

Organised by New York’s Leila Heller Gallery at its space in the Al Quoz area of the city, the show runs until 29 February.

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