Zaha Hadid designs charity Christmas Bauble

Zaha Hadid Christmas Bauble ©Marta Fjord / all rights

Zaha Hadid Christmas Bauble
©Marta Fjord / all rights

(Relaxnews) – Architectural powerhouse Zaha Hadid is offering design fans the chance to bid on a Christmas decoration inspired by her research, all for a good cause.

Designed for the Matthew Williamson-curated Christmas Tree currently on display at London’s Aqua Shard, the Christmas Bauble by Zaha Hadid is part of a charity auction for Kids Company.

The decoration is a contemporary reinterpretation of the architect’s research, which “explores digital design and fabrication techniques employed in architecture and design.”

The piece was manufactured using rapid prototyping technology.

The Matthew Williamson-curated collection features 20 baubles designed by celebrities, including Mary J. Blige, Gwyneth Paltrow, photographer Rankin and of course, Williamson himself.

Kids Company has been providing practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children since 1996, and 100 percent of the auction proceeds will be given to the charity.

The baubles will be on display on the Matthew Williamson-curated Christmas Tree at Aqua Shard until December 31.

Auction bids can be placed online via eBay until December 22.

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