Zaha Hadid

Symbiosis of organic lines and dynamic modulation of light colours.

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid is an Iraq-born British architect and professor of architecture, who radically breaks with conventional architecture and rejects the primacy of the square angle in this field. Her designs are characterised by flowing shapes restructuring space.


Zumtobel implemented the VorteXX lighting sculpture in collaboration with Sawaya & Moroni, following an idea developed jointly by architects Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher. VorteXX is a perfect symbiosis of organic lines and a surprisingly dynamic modulation of light colours. This impressive design is based on the vision of an infinite ribbon of light. Its charismatically curved outlines remind the beholder of a double helix and seem like a continuously flowing form – weightless, impulsive and radiant.


VorteXX is a perfect symbiosis of organic lines and richly colourful and simultaneously brilliant white light. This makes VorteXX create harmonious lighting scenes wherever it is installed, and have a sustainable impact on people's sense of well-being. A translucent acrylic glass cover was inserted into its highly specular surface made of fibre-glass-reinforced polyester to achieve uniform light distribution and optimum colour mixture.

Technical details

Dimensions (in mm): approx. 1515 and 2014 x 1460 x 1670
Dimensions (in in): approx. 60 and 79 x 79 x 57
Weight (in kg): approx. 50
Weight (in lbs): approx. 110
Light source: LED
Control: DALI
Power consumption: 450 W
Mains voltage: 240 V
Material: fibre glass-reinforced polyester structure, light outlets in translucent acrylic glass
Colour: black or white, painted with a highly specular finish


Euroluce, Milan, Italy, 2009
Designers' Saturday, Langenthal, Switzerland, 2008
light+building, Frankfurt, Germany, 2008
Private Home, Germany, 2006
Hotel Silken Puerta América, Madrid, Spain, 2005


Zumtobel Lighting GmbH
Schweizer Str. 30
A-6851 Dornbirn

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Would you like to learn more about these exceptional designer items, or are you interesting in acquiring them? Please do not hesitate to contact us:

Herbert Resch
Head of Corporate Architecture & Corporate Design

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