megalith table series by duffy london kindled by film classic 2001: a space odyssey
 
megalith table series by duffy london kindled by film classic 2001: a space odyssey
dec 06, 2015

megalith table series by duffy london kindled by film classic 2001: a space odyssey

 

duffy london has created a series of tables that mislead eyes to question how gravity works. the ‘megalith’ series comes in both coffee and dining table sizes, and the monolithic design takes its shape from ‘the sentinel’, a book by arthur c. clarke that went to be made into a cult classic film 2001: a space odyssey, directed by stanley kubrick. the glass table top balances above toppling monoliths, which appear frozen in a permanent state of imminent collapse.

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the dinning table version  
all images courtesy duffy london and tom oxley photography

 

 

the powder coated mild steel base is available in black, white, polished stainless steel and solid walnut. the deceiving feat is simply rooted to basic foundations of physics and distributions of weight.

duffy-london-megalith-series-designboom-03made from powdered coated mild steel duffy-london-megalith-series-designboom-04 the table is 310cm x 135cm x 75cmduffy-london-megalith-series-designboom-05 duffy-london-megalith-series-designboom-06the coffee table  duffy-london-megalith-series-designboom-07the coffee table includes brass finishing  duffy-london-megalith-series-designboom-08the solid walnut is from forest stewardship council managed forests duffy-london-megalith-series-designboom-09 duffy-london-megalith-series-designboom-10a white version of the dinning table

  • Beautiful piece.

    I hate being the nit-picker, but the solid walnut ones will split and fall apart due to the cross grain lamination. Wood moves in 2 directions … so large cross grain glue joints always crack and fail. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

    vincent

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