Multilayered Wooden Table Mimics the Soothing Depths of the Sea

Christopher Duffy of Duffy London designs furniture that infuses a sense of whimsy and wonder into each unconventional form. Over the past few years, he and his team have created imaginative tables that are supported by both balloons and falling dominoes. Now, Duffy London has expanded their array of stunning pieces with the Abyss Horizon table, a design that recalls the deep, seemingly endless depths of the sea.

The circular table features layers of stacked wood that resembles 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.

Abyss Horizon is limited to 25 editions. Each table is handmade to order and can take up to 20 weeks for delivery.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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