liquid glacial table by zaha hadid
liquid glacial table by zaha hadid liquid glacial table by zaha hadid
jan 16, 2013

liquid glacial table by zaha hadid

‘liquid glacial table’ by zaha hadidimage © zaha hadid architects




zaha hadid‘s transparent ‘liquid glacial table’ is a fluid furniture fixture resembling two interlocking puddles of clear water poured through three spouts, frozen in time and turned upside down. the process of production perfectly captured the subtle rippling patterns that ever so slightly bend light, giving a subtle delicate texture within the glass-like acrylic surface. the table is milled and hand polished to capture the refractions of the world that surrounds it.


from march 16th through 20th, 2015, david gill galleries presents the ‘liquid glacial’ pieces by zaha hadid at design days dubai 2015.

the smooth static top surface is made kinetic by the frozen movement within the material, turning into vortexes at the legsimage © zaha hadid architects




the project has been nominated for the design museum‘s ‘furniture’ category for the sixth annual designs of the year alongside: ‘100 chairs’ by marni; ‘a-collection’ by ronan and erwan bourellec for hay; ‘corniches’ by ronan and erwan bouroullec for vitra; ‘engineering temporality’ by studio markunpoika; ‘future primitives’ by muller van severen; ‘gravity stool’ by jolan van der wiel; ‘medici chair’ by konstantin grcic for mattiazzi; ‘re-imagined chairs’ by studiomama (nina tolstrup and jack mama); ‘tié paper chair’ by pinwu; ‘the sea chair’ by studio swine & kieren jones; ‘well proven chair’ by james shaw and marjan van aubel.



image © zaha hadid architects



image © zaha hadid architects



image © zaha hadid architects



image © zaha hadid architects



image © zaha hadid architecs

  • This is beautiful and funny!
    Zaha Hadid must do more of this kind of things (and less architecture…)!

    Paul says:
  • Junya Ishigami drop table?

    Dan says:
  • First off I must say that I am not a fan of Hadid. She has no sense of proportion nor function. This table is a prime example of how her furniture is pure sculpture that happens to allow something to be set on it.

    faftaichi says:
  • I agree with Paul, this is way nicer than any of her buildings.

    morgan says:
  • Love the idea. But how long would it last at a party.?

    peter bainbridge says:
  • stunning. if you have to ask why, then you just dont get it.

    carl says:
  • Wonderful!

    Dcv says:
  • well… I own an aqua table. The thing is totally unstabile…it is true the idea and concept is nice, but form does not follow function with Zaha Hadi, but the reverse is the case. So I am afraid here future owners will face the same again, A tripod table is just not stable…

    karl says:
  • While I think Zaha Hadid’s furniture is often fluid and beautiful, it holds no real integrity for me. Like many big name designers, she can afford to “play” with powerful software and have programs written for CNC or other types of machinery to develop her pieces. It’s lovely to have such opportunity at one’s disposal – but, imagine what is being sketched in our collective drawing pads.
    I suppose I’m complaining because I can’t afford to have my own brilliant and original(as if there truly were such) ideas realized.
    But, justwait!!

    Ralph W. says:
  • Yes, the idea is nice, the liquid like surface looks great – but for how long before dirt takes over? Wouldn’t know how to keep those legs from dust, never mind small things falling or wine spilling inside…

    sig says:
  • This table design is great, as great as her building design.
    It’s not just another functional “wannabe” box with chamfer or rounded corner.
    I really wanna see Zaha Hadid design something for apple!

    bramantyo says:
  • this is amazing !!!!!

    Julie White says:
  • Very cool! It’s about as far from design-for-all as you could go, I don’t really get why the pieces need to interlock, and I wonder how much waste material it produced milling that thing from one solid block of acrylic, but as a sculptural piece this is fantastic. Also with these transparent designs I always wonder how they look in a real living room, besides just seeing studio shots.

    Ralph Zoontjens says:
  • I visited several blogs but the audio quality for audio songs existing at this web site is really fabulous.

    Darby says:
  • love it, very creative. break the rules but within beauty and harmony

    James says:

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