A partner in Rem Koolhaas 's Office for Metropolitan Architecture (1977-79), Zaha Hadid established her own practice in 1979. The first woman to have won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, the Iraqi-born British citizen, constantly amazed the public with the depth, creativity and versatility in her works. As inventive as she was provocative, she was successful in creating a new vocabulary in both her architectural projects and her design pieces. Hadid’s remarkable style was characterized by fragmented geometry and bold fluid forms. Commenting on the Aqua Table she has said: “It’s like flying over water.” The Aqua Table’s flowing shape is evocative of a liquid form frozen in time. It gives the impression of a pool of water flying in the air.