The Abyss Table by Duffy London

With multiple layers of stacked glass and wooden slices, Duffy London has built ‘The Abyss Table’, replicating the dramatic depths of an indigo ocean. The design creates a geological cross-section of the sea, completing the table as a 3-dimensional model of a geological map.

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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. 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.‘ traditional to the design studio’s aesthetic, the furniture piece acts as both a conversation piece as much as it does a functional one. Designer Christopher Duffy describes.

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