duffy london crafts table + bench set using traditional surfboard-making techniques
 
duffy london crafts table + bench set using traditional surfboard-making techniques
aug 23, 2016

duffy london crafts table + bench set using traditional surfboard-making techniques

 

duffy london brings back its popular ‘surf-ace’ series with a set of table and benches made using traditional surfboard manufacturing techniques. christopher duffy has designed the limited edition collection for his UK-based studio using the strong visual language and sensual curves that typify classic balsa wood boards.

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the set of table and benches are made using traditional surfboard manufacturing techniques

 

 

crafted out of solid wood sourced from forestry stewardship council managed land, the ‘surf-ace table’ and accompanying benches adopt the same construction tools and techniques as surfboards made by the ancient hawaiians. wood is first carved and shaped to the desired proportions and dimensions, then stained, laminated and finished. both the bench and table bear similar long silhouettes defined by a thin plane simply bent at its ends to create supporting legs. the duffy london-designed pieces are characterized by sumptuous curves and rounded edges that give a smooth and polished effect — akin to the slender surfboards that have helped enthusiasts ride waves for generations.  

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the series uses strong visual language and sensual curves that typify classic balsa wood boards

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the set has been crafted out of solid wood sourced from forestry stewardship council managed land

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wood is first carved and shaped to the desired proportions and dimensions

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both the bench and table bear similar long silhouettes defined by a thin plane simply bent at its ends

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sumptuous curves and rounded edges give a smooth and polished effect

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