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Zaha Hadid’s “Liquid Glacial” Furniture Mimics Rippling Water Frozen in Time

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Photo credit: Martin Slivka

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.

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Photo credit: Martin Slivka

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Photo credit: Jacopo Spilimbergo

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Photo credit: Martin Slivka

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zaha-hadid-liquid-glacial-14zaha-hadid-liquid-glacial-15Zaha Hadid: Website
David Gill Gallery: Website

via [Dezeen, designboom]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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