following the popularity of its abyss range that began with a coffee table, duffy london expands the collection with the introduction of a dining table. crafted 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. by experimenting with sculpted glass and wood for more than a year, the design 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.’