Bulgari is giving its well-loved B.zero1 ring a fresh look in collaboration with celebrated architect Zaha Hadid. The partnership marks a new chapter in Bulgari’s most iconic and coveted jewellery collection.
Bulgari and Hadid teamed up to create the new B.zero1 Design Legend ring – a fusion of style and emblems. “Combining Emperor Vespasian’s architectural statement of power, Bulgari’s bold and geometric design and Hadid’s fluid and curvaceous construction, the new ring is the sublime synthesis of the classic, the revolutionary and the timeless,” noted the jeweller.
Hadid, known for her unconventional architectural style – slanted pillars, corners dipping into unexpected curves, corridors and passages opening onto windows that dive into the landscape – is a perfect match with Bulgari’s pioneering design philosophy.
“B.zero1 Design Legend fits perfectly into Bulgari’s creative vision, as the collection is not intended to appease convention, but rather to go beyond the limits of classic jewellery design and express exquisite ingenuity,” added Bulgari.
The new disruptive design takes form in four new creations enriching the B.zero1 line – the bold four-band ring in pink gold, also available in a thinner there-band version in white or pink gold; and an edgy pendant in pink gold.
With the original design of the ring in mind, Hadid deconstructs the iconic central looping band. Clasped by two flat rings which are engraved with the classic Bulgari logo, the central body of the ring takes the shape of undulating gold waves, flowing freely in an indefinable yet distinctive and dynamic movement.
The ring’s infinite curvilinear structure exemplifies fluidity and feeling of movement, with a design that makes a rigid material look effortlessly organic and alive.
“The intersecting circles of the B.Zero1 Design Legend ring appear to hover over the finger rather than close around it, tricking the perception and demanding a closer look, just as outstanding buildings oblige you to firstly admire the beauty of the structure before compelling you to question the very physics of architecture that make the fabulous feats of design possible,” remarked Bulgari.