World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has highlighted her other design talents with Liquid Glacial, a series of furniture that resembles water and ice formations. The collection of tables, chairs, and stools appear as if they’re frozen in time, with subtle ripples suspended through the polished acrylic. The translucent material produces dazzling projections onto adjacent surfaces, further echoing the visual effects of fluid forms. Despite these illusions, all of the pieces are completely functional, intended to push the boundaries of materiality and innovation without compromising their usage.
The designs in Liquid Glacial are a continuation of Hadid’s series, which began in 2012. They were both shown at London’s David Gill Gallery this past summer. Together, they showcase the rich collaborative relationship between Hadid and the exhibition space, who have been working together on creative projects since 2007.