With just a week to go until the first BRIT Award of 2017 is awarded, the official images of the 2017 Zaha Hadid designed award have been revealed, showing off the incredible 'family of five' statues she's created as one of the final commissions of her career.
Photographed this week by Luke Hayes at the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery in Clerkenwell, BRITs Chairman Jason Iley commented on the final design: "We are delighted with the finished statues. 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.
"I'd like to especially thank Maha (Kutay) and Maren (Klasing) at Zaha Hadid Design and Niamh (Byrne) for all of their hard work and support over the last year."
Maha is the director at Zaha Hadid Design, and explains that the 'family of five' statues represent "diversity, the family is connected by a wave of transition, they are different yet connected."
She continued: "Zaha was truly excited to be doing this. 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."
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