Christopher Duffy of Duffy London is no stranger to creating playful, well-designed furniture, and he's done it again with the Up Balloon Coffee Table. It's the successor to his rectangular 2012 version. Like it, the now-circular glass surface gives the impression that it's being held up by red, gold, or silver balloons. Their strings form the base and lay on the ground in a swirling pattern that doubles for support.
This delightful table is constructed using toughened glass, metal resin composite, and toughened steel rods. Despite having the word “toughened” in the material description, this piece conveys a feeling of weightlessness. It's a testament to Duffy, not only as a designer, but as someone who can create wondrous, everyday illusions.
The 2015 edition of the Up Balloon Coffee Table is limited to the production of 25. Prices start at around $8,300 US dollars for this unique piece of furniture.