duffy london replicates the ocean depths with the abyss dining table


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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.

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‘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.’

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