Christopher Duffy from Duffy London unveiled a dramatic coffee table that brings the ocean’s depths into people’s living spaces. Like all of Duffy’s designs, the Abyss Table serves as a functional design as well as conversation piece that will never go unnoticed. Made from layers of certified FSC high-grade wood and glass, this stunning sculptural design replicates a geological cross section of the ocean.
Designer Christopher Duffy explains where his inspiration came from:
“I was looking into sheets of thick glass at my glass manufacturer’s factory, and noticed how the material darkened as they added more layers – the same way the sea does as it deepens. I wanted to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the earth’s seabed. Like a mythical power had lifted a perfect rectangle straight from the earth’s crust to use as his personal ornament.”
To make this incredible design, Duffy London’s team spent a year experimenting with different techniques and materials including sculpted glass, Perspex and various kinds of wood. They worked on new iterations until they were able to meet the designers’ vision.
The Abyss Table is handmade to order for £ 5,800.00 (about US $10,000) and is limited to 25 editions.
You can see more of Duffy London’s eye-catching creations on their website.
Photos courtesy of Duffy London