Zaha Hadid extends Liquid Glacial furniture collection

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Zaha Hadid extends Liquid Glacial furniture collection

Architect Zaha Hadid has added a range of stools and a bowl designed to resemble ice formations to her collection of furniture for London's David Gill Gallery.

Liquid Glacial by Zaha Hadid
This image: bowl. Main image: group of stools. Both photographs by Martin Slivka

Hadid's updated Liquid Glacial collection is set to go on show at the Mayfair gallery next week.

Liquid Glacial by Zaha Hadid
Table detail, photograph by Jacopo Spilimbergo

The new transparent acrylic furniture designs follow similar forms to the coffee and dining tables first created by the London-based architect in 2012.

Liquid Glacial by Zaha Hadid
Blue-tinted stool, photograph by Martin Slivka

The curved shapes are intended to mimic the forms of melting glacial ice. Horizontal sections of the stools slope gently into vertical supports to look like pouring liquid.

Patterns are milled into the clear surfaces to refract light through the material and create dappled shadows. One of the stools is tinted blue, intended to evoke the appearance of rippled water frozen in time.

Liquid Glacial by Zaha Hadid
Table, photograph by Jacopo Spilimbergo

"The Liquid Glacial series has pushed the boundaries of materiality and innovation; part of the process of our ongoing design investigation," said Hadid.

The collection also includes a large bowl with undulating sides that create an asymmetric shape.

Liquid Glacial by Zaha Hadid
Bowl, photograph by Matthew Farrand

Hadid first began working with David Gill Gallery in 2007, when her studio created a landscape of dune-shaped furniture for the Venice Art Biennale.

"Since 2007, our collaborations with David Gill have given us the opportunity to explore new ideas in a variety of scales and media," said Hadid.

Liquid Glacial by Zaha Hadid
Stool, photograph by Martin Slivka

Liquid Glacial will be exhibited from 10 June to 4 July 2015 at David Gill Gallery, 2-4 King Street, London.

"Liquid Glacial reflects the long-standing, fruitful collaboration between Zaha Hadid and David Gill Gallery," said gallery founder David Gill. "Working with a range of practitioners, from designers, artists through to architects, is at the core of our ethos as a design house, and we feel fortunate to have collaborated on such an innovative furniture series."

Liquid Glacial by Zaha Hadid
Table detail, photograph by Jacopo Spilimbergo

The gallery has previously exhibited work by UK studio Fredrikson Stallard and Swiss designer Mattia Bonetti.