In her typically magnificent style, Zaha Hadid has reimagined the Colosseum in miniature for Italian jewelry brand Bulgari. Created to celebrate the new millennium, the B.zero 1 collection has been reinterpreted over the years, exploring different colors, materials and configurations that reinforce and contextualize the design without compromising the integrity of the 1999 original design.
Continuing their ongoing collaborations, in 2015 Bulagri chief executive Jean-Christophe Babin invited Zaha Hadid to reinvent the B.zero 1 collection.
The new B.zero 1 ring by Zaha Hadid marries Bulgari’s bold, geometric style with her fluid design language. Two flat bands with the classic BVLGARI engraving of the original 1999 ring are connected by undulating lines of gold that intersect to create a delicate three-dimensional filigree around its circumfrence. This intricate, curvilinear structure conveys the fluidity and dynamism inherent within Hadid’s architecture.
all images courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects