duffy london replicates the ocean depths with the abyss dining table
 
duffy london replicates the ocean depths with the abyss dining table duffy london replicates the ocean depths with the abyss dining table
jan 15, 2016

duffy london replicates the ocean depths with the abyss dining table

 

duffy london has expanded the ‘abyss’ collection with the introduction of a dining table, following the popularity of the range that began with a coffee tablecrafted from glass and high grade wood from forest stewardship council managed forests, the dynamic object is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. the arrangement of multiple layers of stacked glass and slices of compiled wood replicates the dramatic depths of an indigo ocean, creating a geological cross-section as mesmerizing as the sea itself.

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the table reflects the sensation of wandering into the seemingly endless depths of an abyss

 

 

by experimenting with sculpted glass and wood for more than a year, the duffy london team realized a configuration that mimics a geological map in three-dimensions. as more layers are added, the materials darken, forming an effect that reflects the sensation of wandering into the seemingly endless depths of an abyss.

 

‘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,’ designer christopher duffy explains. ‘I wanted to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the earth’s sea bed. like a mythical power had lifted a perfect rectangle straight from the earth’s crust to use as his personal ornament.’

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as more layers of glass are added, the materials darken

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the arrangement of stacked glass and compiled wood replicates the dramatic depths of an indigo ocean

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the configuration of materials creates a geological cross-section as mesmerizing as the sea

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the table is crafted from glass and high grade wood from forest stewardship council managed forests

  • This is the Greatest thing I’ve ever seen in the way of functional art.

    My Eyes says:
  • My eyes are mesmerized by it. Do the Philippine Trench. I live near it. Stunning idea! How much?

    Ken Rosebrugh says:

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