Prototype Liquid Glacial Table by
Zaha Hadid at David Gill Galleries

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An updated version of Zaha Hadid's Liquid Glacial Table is currently on show at David Gill Galleries in London.

Prototype Liquid Glacial Table by Zaha Hadid

Hadid's design features a fluid decoration embedded in the acrylic and plexiglass form, which appears as ripples that seem to drain into the legs.

Prototype Liquid Glacial Table by Zaha Hadid

First shown in May 2012, the original Liquid Glacial Tables comprised a coffee table and a dining table made from two sections that fit together. The latest version is 260cm long, 160cm wide and 74.5cm tall and has four legs.

Prototype Liquid Glacial Table by Zaha Hadid

"I have always been interested in the concept of fluidity,” said Hadid. “Using all the advances in design, material and construction technologies, we are now able to achieve even greater results in the work.”

Prototype Liquid Glacial Table by Zaha Hadid

For the first two weeks of the exhibition, which runs until 16 November, David Gill Galleries will present models of a superyacht recently designed by Hadid for German shipbuilders Blohm+Voss alongside the table.

Prototype Liquid Glacial Table by Zaha Hadid

Hadid's other recent projects include a curvaceous wine bottle for an Australian winemaker, a Library and Learning Centre at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, and a shoe boutique in Milan.

Photography is by Jacopo Spilimbergo.

Here's some more information from David Gill Galleries:


Zaha Hadid presents Prototype Liquid Glacial Table at David Gill St James's, October 2013

David Gill is delighted to present the next evolution of Zaha Hadid’s series of Liquid Glacial tables. The latest version, entitled, Prototype Liquid Glacial table, will be unveiled at David Gill Galleries, St James’s, on October 15 2013 and the show will run until 16 November.

The Prototype Liquid Glacial table is dramatically visual – the flat table top appears transformed by the subtle waves and ripples evident below the surface which seem to pour into an intense vortex that forms the table legs. Like the previous Liquid Glacial tables this new table is milled and hand polished to create an exquisite finish. The design embeds surface complexity and refraction within a fluid dynamic.

When it was launched in May 2012, the Liquid Glacial collection was acclaimed by collectors and press alike and the table was shortlisted by the Design Museum as one of the ‘Best Designs of 2012’.

"I have always been interested in the concept of fluidity,” says Hadid. “Using all the advances in design, material and construction technologies, we are now able to achieve even greater results in the work.”

For the first two weeks of the exhibition, a scale model of a ‘super yacht’ designed by Zaha Hadid for yacht builders Blohm and Voss will be on show. Zaha Hadid’s fluid design language has not been applied in the world of yacht design before and the manufacturers are presenting an entirely new concept to potential yacht owners.

Prototype Liquid Glacial Table
Dimensions: 260 x 160 x 74.5cm
Material: Acrylic / Plexiglas

  • Gavin

    Zaha drives me mad and I get tired of seeing her work sometimes but credit where credit’s due, this is pretty.

  • Nathan Morton

    This is a thoughtful use of the material and the process used in its fabrication.

  • http://tablepadscustom.com/ Darren Motto

    Seems like quite a new concept. Good for them who love snow and loving snowy conditions. Liquid glacial for them. Anyways, Thanks Zaha for your post.