Christopher Duffy of Duffy London creates furniture that inspires a sense of whimsy and wonders into each unique form. Over the past few years, he and his team have produced imaginative tables that are maintained by both balloons and falling dominoes. Now, Duffy London has expanded their array of stunning pieces with the Abyss Horizon table, a design that evokes the deep, professedly endless depths of the sea.
The circular table highlights layers of stacked wood that match a 3D geological map. As the organically-shaped tiers descend, the bluer they appear.
“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,” Duffy recalled of his initial inspiration. “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.”
To further this illusion, the base of the table is jagged and rocky as if it were just exhumed.