Zaha Hadid: Liquid Glacial opens tomorrow at David Gill Gallery

Charlotte Tilbury

Liquid Glacial is a collection of pieces encompassing tables, chair, stools and a centrepiece resembling ice-formations. The geometry of the items appears transformed from motionless to fluid by the subtle waves rippling below the surface.

The design embeds formal complexity and refraction within a powerful fluid dynamic, without compromising functionality and ergonomic requirements. The items can be displayed together in various configurations as in a landscape frozen in time, as well as stand-alone pieces.

 Zaha Hadid Coffee Table 'Liquid Glacial' exhibited at David Gill Gallery
Zaha Hadid Coffee Table ‘Liquid Glacial’ exhibited at David Gill Gallery

All pieces, milled and hand-polished to create a pristine finish, are made from clear as well as coloured acrylic material that conveys depth and complexity through an ever-changing kaleidoscope of refractions evolving from Hadid’s architectural narrative exploring the movement through space.

David Gill Gallery and Zaha Hadid started their collaboration in 2007 with Dune Formations, an interior landscape of furniture pieces, for the Venice Biennale. This collaboration led to the creation of the first Liquid Glacial collection in 2012, which featured a range of spectacular tables in 2012. This new collection is a continuation of the Liquid Glacial series as well as the long-standing collaboration between David Gill Gallery and Zaha Hadid.

David Gill, founder of David Gill Gallery said:

“We are delighted to present Liquid Glacial, which reflects the long-standing, fruitful collaboration between Zaha Hadid and David Gill Gallery. 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”.

Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects, commented:

“Since 2007, our collaborations with David Gill have given us the opportunity to explore new ideas in a variety of scales and media. The Liquid Glacial series has pushed the boundaries of materiality and innovation; part of the process of our on-going design investigation.”

Liquid Glacial – 10 June – 4 July 2015

David Gill Gallery,

2–4 King Street,

London SW1Y 6QP