Z-Chair - ZHD x Sawaya & Moroni

Luxury lifestyle hotel ME Milan Il Duca has collaborated with Zaha Hadid Design to host an exclusive exhibition during Salone del Mobile 2019 (8-14 April).

In honour of ME Dubai, the only hotel project where Zaha Hadid personally designed all the interiors and exteriors, which is set to open in December 2019, ME by Meliá is dedicating the month of April to late architect and designer Zaha Hadid, continuing the hotel brand’s commitment to supporting excellence in design.

Investigating the evolution of Zaha Hadid’s formal language, the “Zaha Hadid Design at ME Milan Il Duca” exhibition explores the interrelated fields of architecture and product design. As a singular composition, it presents a variety of works – limited edition furniture pieces, lighting objects, vases and other accessories – manufactured in different materials including glass, marble and ceramics.

“Zaha Hadid Design at  ME Milan Il Duca” is a celebration of the studio’s diverse repertoire of products realised in collaboration with some of the world’s most renowned brands as well as its own signature collection.

Guests and visitors will be invited on an extraordinary journey through the innovative pieces of some of the design world’s most talented architects and designers, which will be displayed throughout the lobby, the library and the outdoor terrace restaurant, Il Giardino del Duca.

The exhibition will feature:

  • B&B Italia - Moon System Sofa
  • Cassina ZH - One Armchair
  • Citco - Mercuric Collection, Tela Shelving and Malea Table
  • Italian Lab - Serac Bench
  • Rosenthal- Lapp, Weave and Stripp Collection
  • Royal Thai - Cellular and Ribbon Hand Tufted Rugs
  • Slamp - Aria Suspension Lamp
  • Sawaya- Moroni Z-Chair
  • ZHD Collection - Selected Items


“Zaha Hadid Design x ME Milan Il Duca” will be showcased from 1 April 2019 until 30 April 2019. It will be open to guests and members of the public.

Woody Yao, ZHD’s Director, commented on the exhibition and Zaha Hadid’s vision: “The strength of the collection lies in our ability to interpret the ordinary into something unexpected. When designing objects Zaha was never constrained by any given use or spatial context. We continue to follow and draw strength from this approach so that the collection has room to evolve without compromising the integrity of the design.”

Centrally located in the Piazza della Repubblica shopping area and just north of Brera, the city’s vibrant design district, ME Milan Il Duca is the perfect base for visiting Milan’s Salone del Mobile. The building ME Milan Il Duca occupies was originally designed by globally renowned late architect, Aldo Rossi. The property occupies the site of the former l’Hotel Duca di Milano, and its interiors have been redesigned by Mortini’s Studio to become a cosmopolitan hub with modern interiors. ME Milan Il Duca is also in close proximity of the breath-taking Quadrilatero della Moda and the trendy Corso Como area.

ME by Meliá is a personality-led, lifestyle brand that seeks to fuse innovative style with local tastes in order to captivate clientele with a love for contemporary art, design, fashion, international cuisine and world music. ME by Meliá hotels are renowned for their breath-taking rooftop spaces, Radio Rooftop Milan, situated on the hotel’s 10th floor, offers guests and Salone visitors spectacular views of the Milan skyline, as well as a chic location for lunch, an aperitivo or dinner.

ME by Meliá hotels are located in the world’s key design cities, including ME London and ME Milan Il Duca. Designed by Foster + Partners, ME London is located directly opposite Somerset House, one of the key design hubs during London Design Festival, home to Design Frontiers and the London Design Biennale.

Re/Form Rug Collection - ZHD x Royal Thai
Mercuric Collection - ZHD x Citco