Architects build big—from museums to skyscrapers and even entire cities. So it's no wonder that many turn to furniture, jewelry, or even shoes to regain some perspective.
Not that product design is a walk in the park. Indeed, working at this smaller scale requires higher levels of precision and much faster prototyping, exemplified by the long history of furniture design by modern architects. From licensed mass-market tea kettles to Tiffany rings, here are some of our favorite products designed by Starchitects!
MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts [via]
Hadid's "Liquid Glacial" coffee table mimics ice formations. Photo: Jacopo Spilimbergo
St. Coletta School [via]
"Whistling Bird Teakettle" for Alessi. [via]
"Black Telephone" for Domus Modern. [via]
Gehry House [via]
Gehry's "Torque Bangle," designed for the uber-luxe Tiffany & Co. [via]
Another Gehry-designed accessory for Tiffany's, the "Torque Ring" [via]