— Liquid Glacial

David Gill Gallery celebrates the launch of the new prototype tables, by Zaha Hadid.

“Zaha Hadid Liquid Glacial is the inaugural exhibition of David Gill St James. The series of tables resembling ice-formations made from clear and coloured acrylic. Their design embeds surface complexity and refraction within a powerful fluid dynamic.


The pristine geometry of the flat table top appears transformed from static to fluid by the subtle waves and ripples evident below the surface, which seem to pour from the horizontal through an intense vortex that forms the table legs. The transparent acrylic material amplifies this perception, adding depth and complexity through a flawless display of infinite kaleidoscopic refractions. The result generates a wonderful surface dynamic that inherits a myriad of colours from its context and continually adapts with the observer’s changing viewpoint.


The form is of its creator; a design that does not compromise functionality or ergonomic requirements and a coherent evolution of Hadid’s architectural narrative exploring movement through space. Liquid Glacial tables are milled and hand polished to create their exquisite finish. The coloured pieces radiate light from the base of the legs throughout the work via a series of refracted shards which continually realign as the viewer walks around the table.”


Via: David Gill

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