Used to play with the concepts of gravity, geometry and illusion, Christopher Duffy, founder of East-London design studio Duffy London, is back with another innovative and quirky design, mixing art and function. This time, he casts an eye downwards – looking to the depths of the ocean to dream up the dramatic new Abyss coffee table. I’m simply loving this.
About – Like all of Duffy’s designs, the Abyss Table is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. But while previous works play with gravity, this new design is concerned with depth, and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerising as the sea. The design team spent a year developing the table in their London studio, experimenting with sculpted glass, Perspex and wood, arranged like a 3-D representation of a geological map, until they re-created something of the mesmeric abyss that had first captured Duffy’s imagination. Boasting strong eco-credentials, everything is handmade by skilled craftspeople in the UK. The Abyss coffee table is limited to 25 editions.
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