The design team spent a year developing the coffee table in their London studio, experimenting with sculpted glass, Perspex and wood, arranged like a 3-D representation of a geological map, until they re-created something of the mesmeric abyss that had first captured Duffy’s imagination.
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 seabed. Like a mythical power had lifted a perfect rectangle straight from the earth’s crust to use as his personal ornament. – the designer explains.
The Abyss Coffee Table is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. It`s handmade from sustainable materials – high-grade wood and glass – and limited to an edition of 25 pieces. The price of this stunning coffee table is £5,800.00 ($9,950.00).