woodsman axe table by duffy london chops through the surface
woodsman axe table by duffy london chops through the surface woodsman axe table by duffy london chops through the surface
nov 14, 2013

woodsman axe table by duffy london chops through the surface


duffy london plays with the concepts of gravity, geometry and illusion in their series of product designs. their ‘woodsman axe table’ combines art and function as four mirror polished hickory axes act as the surface’s legs. based on the brothers grimm fairy tale ‘little red riding hood’, the repurposed elements cut through the natural wooden surface they sit beneath, appearing to be chopping through a fallen tree.

woodsman axe coffee table
photos by tom oxley photography



solid walnut, light oak and ash variations suit the dining, coffee, and console table collection designed by duffy london.

woodsman axe dining table

a detail of the mirror polished hickory axe

one leg of the table

the axe used as the table’s leg, viewed from the top

the axes were specifically imported from the united states

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