‘Moraine’ sofa by Zaha Hadid

Made by Sawaya & Moroni in Italy, Europe, 2004.

Recognised as one of the most innovative architects of her generation, Zaha Hadid was recently awarded the highly prestigious international Pritzker Prize for Architecture. The first woman architect to win the award she joins many architectural luminaries including, most recently, Jorn Utzon and Glenn Murcutt. Iraqi-born but English-based, Hadid has dominated the vanguard of contemporary architecture for over a decade, creating a new architectural language that has extended the boundaries of bot...


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Physical Description

Sofa and cover, 'Moraine', polyurethane foam/ leather/ canvas, designed by Zaha Hadid, England, 2000, made by Sawaya & Moroni, Italy, 2004

Sofa of polyurethane foam in an asymmetrical, free-form shape of rectangular configuration and covered in red 'Fantasy Leather', a special hide produced by Sawaya & Moroni to create a 'pony skin' like effect.

Protective canvas cover for sofa which has been custom made to fit the free-form shape of rectangular configuration. Cover is secured around the base of the sofa with tabs and press studs.



The design of the sofa was commissioned from London-based architect Zaha Hadid by the Italian manufacturers Sawaya & Moroni SpA.


Sawaya & Moroni 2004


Hadid, Zaha M 2000


Credit Line

Purchased with the assistance of Sawaya & Moroni, Italy and Hub, Melbourne, 2005

Acquisition Date

21 July 2005

Cite this Object


'Moraine' sofa by Zaha Hadid 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 March 2018, <https://ma.as/348730>


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