Is it a perfect surface of ice that is melting away, or maybe it’s a still water mirror that has been suddenly disturbed, and tries to find a way to express the tumult is has been impregnated with? Zaha Hadid Architects’s design for Liquid Glacial collection allows the viewer to explore the natural beauty of “water forms”. It is ironic that water has no form at all, yet it has so many lovely ephemeral manifestations.
A set of three legged chairs and a bowl were added to the 2012 coffee and dining table, that are being exposed from June 10 to July 4, 2015 at the David Gill Gallery, in London. Although all the pieces are perfectly functional, the design is the one that captivates. It gives you the impression of a time freeze, where you can explore the still motion.
All the pieces are made from acrylic that that was molded into the special pattern, and finished by polishing. The chairs have a subtle tint of blue, a reference to the light reflected by ice. “The Liquid Glacial series has pushed the boundaries of materiality and innovation; part of the process of our ongoing design investigation,” said Hadid.
By Cristina Juc