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Liquid Glacial Table

  • London, UK
  • 2012 – 2012
  • David Gill Galleries
  • Liquid Glacial Dining Table
  • Section 1: Length 2515mm, Depth 1402mm, Height 750mm
  • Section 2: Length 2827mm, Depth 1405mm, Height 750mm
  • Liquid Glacial Coffee Table
  • Section 1: Length 2500mm, Depth 870mm, Height 400mm
  • Material: Polished Plexiglas Clear

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.

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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