duffy london's UP balloon coffee table floats its glass surface mid-air
 
duffy london's UP balloon coffee table floats its glass surface mid-air
mar 10, 2015

duffy london's UP balloon coffee table floats its glass surface mid-air

 

working with the concept of levitation and buoyancy, duffy london has conceived a playful trompe l’oeil table. the round edition 2015 of the ‘up balloon coffee table’ — which follows its rectangular predecessor — gives the impression of a glass surface being suspended by either red, gold or silver balloons. 

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red ‘balloons’ suspend the glass table top in the air
all images courtesy of duffy london and tom oxley photography

 

 

toughened glass, metal resin composite, and toughened steel rods comprise the materials used by duffy london and, despite their durable quality, formulate a feeling of weightlessness. faux-strings attached to the base of the balloons tether the orbs to the ground, composing an intricate swirling pattern on the ground.

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the balloons give the appearance of weightlessness

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tethered by strings, the objects seemingly float into the air

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the ‘up balloon coffee table’ in gold

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the strings on the ground form an intricate swirling composition

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the ‘weightless’ balloons cast a dramatic shadow as they hover above the ground

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