Elastika, 2005

Pritzker Prize-winning, Iraqi and British architect and artist Zaha Hadid’s site-specific installation Elastika was designed to both complement and contradict the architecture of The Moore, a landmark of the Design District since 1922. The piece was commissioned by Dacra president Craig Robins in 2005 for the inaugural Design Miami. Exploring ideas of connectivity and fluidity, the installation sprawls the length of the four-level central atrium and serves as a visual anchor of the restaurant for which it was named.

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Inspired by The Moore’s history of serving as an origin point for original works, installations and fine art exhibitions, the building will continue to serve as a destination that celebrates art — both culinary and visual. Assembled in partnership with internationally renowned art advisor, patron and collector Monica Kalpakian, The Moore’s art program consists of a rotating collection of works on loan from some of Miami’s most noted collectors. Current works on view in Elastika include pieces from the collection of the late collector Rosa de la Cruz.