David Gill Gallery is pleased to present Liquid Glacial, an exhibition of the new collection of furniture pieces by internationally acclaimed architect, Zaha Hadid. Liquid Glacial is a collection of pieces encompassing tables, chair, stools and tableware 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.
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 with non-specific uses, 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.
“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”. David Gill
“Liquid Glacial is part of a broader series on which I have worked since 2012, extending the collaboration which started with David Gill Gallery in 2007. Over that period of time, we have been able to produce really exciting works in materials that challenge and innovate, and that are the fruit of a long-standing productive relationship.” Zaha Hadid, founder of Zaha Hadid Architects