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  • Literature

    William Weathersby Jr., "Zaha Hadid catches a wave," Architectural Record, July 2005, p. 246; Grant Gibson, "Rising Sons," Crafts, September/October 2005, pp. 30-31; Zaha Hadid, exh. cat., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2006, p. 167 for the white version; Gareth Williams, The Furniture Machine: Furniture Since 1990, London, 2006, pp. 80-81 for the white version

  • Catalogue Essay

    The "Aqua" table has been produced by Established & Sons in an edition of 12 black and 12 white examples. 
     
    Zaha Hadid is known for testing the boundaries between the disciplines of architecture, design, urbanism and fine art.  It is apparent in the fragmented geometry and the sensuous curves of her work that Hadid is equally inspired by Russian Constructivism and by the natural world.  Famously, she has said, “My ambition is always to realize theoretical projects that seem difficult at the time.”  This fascination with futuristic materials and the conceptual side of the design process is evident in this lot, the black “Aqua” table.  This example was created in an edition of 12 for the highly lauded British firm Established & Sons.  Taking its name from the table’s fluid shape and texture, Hadid has used polyurethane resin and silicone gel to achieve a look she describes as “flying over water.” 

     

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Black “Aqua” table

2006
Polyurethane resin, silicone.
31 x 50 1/2 x 166 in. (78.7 x 128.3 x 421.6 cm)
Produced by Established & Sons, UK.  Number 12 from an edition of 12.  Underside edge of table top with raised stamp “Established/& Sons/British Made” and “12/12.”

Estimate
$160,000 - 240,000 

Sold for $217,000

Design

12 June 2008, 2pm
New York