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Zaha Hadid Architects | Liquid Glacial

Furniture © Jacopo Spilimbergo

Liquid Glacial comprises a series of tables resembling ice-formations made from clear and coloured acrylic. Their design embeds surface complexity and refraction within a powerful fluid dynamic. The pristine geometry of the flat table top appears transformed from static to fluid by the subtle waves and ripples evident below the surface, which seem to pour from the horizontal through an intense vortex that forms the table legs.

The transparent acrylic material amplifies this perception, adding depth and complexity through a flawless display of infinite kaleidoscopic refractions. The result generates a wonderful surface dynamic that inherits a myriad of colours from its context and continually adapts with the observer’s changing viewpoint. The form is of its creator; a design that does not compromise functionality or ergonomic requirements and a coherent evolution of Hadid’s architectural narrative exploring movement through space.

© Jacopo Spilimbergo

© Jacopo Spilimbergo

© Jacopo Spilimbergo

© Jacopo Spilimbergo

© Jacopo Spilimbergo

© Jacopo Spilimbergo

Liquid Glacial tables are milled and hand polished to create their exquisite finish. They are available in clear and colour. The coloured pieces radiate light from the base of the legs throughout the work via a series of refracted shards which continually realign as the viewer walks around the table.

© Jacopo Spilimbergo

© Jacopo Spilimbergo

© Jacopo Spilimbergo

© Jacopo Spilimbergo

The Liquid Glacial design embeds surface complexity and refraction within a powerful fluid dynamic. The elementary geometry of the flat table top appears transformed from static to fluid by the subtle waves and ripples evident below the surface, while the table’s legs seem to pour from the horizontal in an intense vortex of water frozen in time. The transparent acrylic material amplifies this perception; adding depth and complexity through a flawless display of infinite kaleidoscopic refractions.

The result generates a wonderful surface dynamic that inherits a myriad of colours from its context and continually adapts with the observer’s changing viewpoint. The form is of its creator; a design that does not compromise functionality or ergonomic requirements and a coherent evolution of her architectural narrative exploring movement through space.

Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Design Team: Fulvio Wirz, Mariagrazia Lanza, Maha Kutay, Woody Yao
Project: Liquid Glacial Dining & Coffee Table
Date: 2012
Client: David Gill Galleries
Dining Table Dimensions:
Section 1: Length 2515 mm, Depth 1402 mm, Height 750 mm
Section 2: Length 2827 mm, Depth 1405 mm, Height 750 mm
Material: Polished Plexiglas Clear
Limited Edition 8 (+2 Artist Proofs+2 Prototypes)
Coffee Table Dimensions:
Section 1: Length 2500 mm, Depth 870 mm, Height 400 mm
Material: Polished Plexiglas Clear
Limited Edition 8 (+2 Artist Proofs+2 Prototypes)
Photographer: Jacopo Spilimbergo
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