BVLGARI Introduces its New B.zero1 Designed by the Late Architectural Legend Zaha Hadid
The birth of a new revolutionary design
BVLGARI, the Roman jeweller, introduces its new B.zero1 Design Legend jewelry designed by the late architectural legend Zaha Hadid. Together they fuse their boundless talent in the name of creativity and design by introducing a masterpiece that showcases an unmistakable style; the new B.zero1Design Legend Ring is born
Combining Zaha Hadid’s architectural genius and BVLGARI’s jewellery-making prowess, B.zero1 Design Legend jewels honour the shared vision of the two design legends. Sculpted into undulating gold waves, their design juxtaposes Roman tradition and Italian modernity.
The new ring and pendant recall the grandeur of Rome’s Colosseum in their design: Hadid reinterpreted the original B.zero1 into a fusion of golds and bold design.
Born in 1999 to celebrate the new millennium, B.zero1 inspired by the world’s most renowned amphitheater, the Colosseum stands for confidence and power.
Today, the new B.zero1 ring is a fusion of style trademarks combining Bulgari’s bold and geometric design with Hadid’s fluid and curvaceous creations.
With the original design of the ring in mind, Zaha Hadid deconstructs the iconic central looping band.
Clasped by two flat rings which are engraved with the classic BVLGARI logo, the central body of the ring takes the shape of undulating gold waves flowing freely in a dynamic movement. The ring’s infinite curvilinear structure exemplifies fluidity and feeling of movement with a design that makes a rigid material looking effortlessly organic and alive!
The new Design Legend ring is the sublime synthesis of the classic, the revolutionary and the timeless.
Two Design Legends and One Shared Vision: Breaking conventional barriers
Just as Bulgari has revolutionized the aesthetic codes of traditional jewelry, Zaha Hadid has liberated architectural geometry by creating highly expressive, sweeping fluid forms and of multiple perspectives.
Pillars which would have traditionally been constructed vertically are oblique; corners dip into unexpected curves; corridors and passages open spectacularly onto windows that dive into the landscape.
Bulgari’s pioneering and creative approach has marked his style for decades. The roman brand has become over the years a master of innovation incorporating unusual colors combinations, unexpected materials – such as ceramic or marble – and bold proportions.
Amidst 1950s diamond-focused designs, Bulgari begins fashioning rebellious creations with semi-precious and precious stones together, inventing an unprecedented style with color combinations.
A Larger than Life Design
Glamourous, sensual and vivacious, Bulgari’s style is exquisitely unconventional. As a masterpiece of volume, vision and vibrancy, the B.zero1 design is the perfect juxtaposition between tradition and modernity.
Universally appealing and instantly recognizable, B.zero1 charmed jewelry lovers from its first appearance in 1999. In the daring spirit of the brand, the collection has been reinterpreted over the years, experimenting with new colors and material and always pushing the boundaries of its original design.
The new disruptive design takes form in four new creations enriching the B.zero1 constellation:
- 4-band ring in pink gold
- 3-band version in white or pink gold
- Pendant in pink gold
B.zero1 Design Legend
A ring that defies all conventions, A powerful statement of BVLGARI’s style signature
A timeless icon inspired by the world’s most renowned amphitheater, The Colosseum has been reinterpreted by a star of architecture: THE B.zero1 Design Legend by Zaha Hadid
About Zaha Hadid:
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid was an Iraqi-born British architect of worldwide renown, who died in March 2016. The first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, she was revered for her structures’ highly expressive, sweeping fluid forms, as her designs liberated architectural geometry to evoke the chaos and flux of modern life. In 2012, she was created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and in 2015 she became the first woman to be awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in her own right. A pioneer of parametricism and an icon of neo-futurism, her acclaimed work and ground-breaking forms include the aquatic centre for the London 2012 Olympics, the Broad Art Museum in the U.S., and the Guangzhou Opera House in China.