byss Dining Table by Duffy London: A piece of sea and land
The Abyss Dining Table is an ongoing process of thought and experiment by Christopher Duffy of Duffy London, which began with the Abyss Coffee Tables. The Abyss series presents abstract geological layers of sea and land and their different topography. Robust and glassy for the tabletops, they are as functional as any other table on the market, but this is where the comparison ends. The Abyss tables are statement pieces that combine art, sculpture and science in a beautiful design.
A year of experimenting with plastic glass, plexiglass and wood lasted before the idea of the Abyss became reality.
The black base at the dining table of Abyss raises the layers of topography, which then capture the illuminated interior of the glass. It is completely surreal and completely fascinating.
From Christopher Duffy: “I looked at thick glass plates at my glassmaker’s factory and noticed how the material darkened as they added more layers – as did the sea when it deepened. I wanted to use this effect to replicate a real piece of the earth’s seabed. Like a mythical power, he had lifted a perfect rectangle straight out of the earth’s crust to use as his personal ornament. ”
Each Abyss dining table is made to measure by hand using sustainable materials of high quality FSC wood, glass and a light source.
A limited edition of 25 The Abyss dining table is 200cLx100cmWx75cmH and costs £ 28,500.00 GBP.
Duffy London also designed and designed the Atlantis Table, a set of 3 small tables that are as many chairs as tables.
With their small size, the Atlantis tables are easy to group or pull apart and use separately.
The topographical layers of the 3 tables are book-like.
The larger, only Abyss coffee table is able to present more underwater geology than the Atlantis tables.
The layers of glass and wood add a distinctive geometric element to the otherwise organic form.
Did you notice the small wooden islands that stuck out of the glass?
The Abyss coffee table is absolutely fascinating.