Glass “Ruins” Table Contains Fragments of the Past in the Form of Classical Sculptures

Ruins Table by Sebastian Errazuriz

Classical sculptures are a foundational part of art history. From ancient Greece to the Roman empire, these civilizations left behind works of art that continue to inspire awe from museums. Appreciating their importance, New York-based designer Sebastian Errazuriz finds ways of bringing the treasures of the past into contemporary homes through his series, Antiquities. Among these varied works is a glass table containing what appears to be fragments of classical art.

Titled Ruins Table, this modern piece merges ancient art with modern functionality, “preserving” pieces of sculptures inside a transparent glass structure. “Newness is a mirage condemned to fade. Eternal beauty is best captured revisiting the ruins and shapes that have survived time,” Errazuriz says. The fragments—which include busts, arms, and feet—are half-buried in the marble dust, looking as though they have been left as they were found.

When staged inside the home, the Ruins Table resembles a time capsule of ancient but enduring aesthetics that have influenced the course of art history. “The series invites us to build a new future out of past memories. To live as archeologists discovering which ruins will survive our time,” explains Errazuriz. “To remember that as our own history fades in a whirlwind of technological growth; new truths and tables will be built from the ruins we leave behind.”

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New York-based designer Sebastian Errazuriz created a table inspired by antiquity.

Ruins Table by Sebastian Errazuriz

Titled Ruins Table, it features classical sculptures contained inside the glass structure.

Ruins Table by Sebastian Errazuriz

This immersive yet functional design celebrates the endurance of classical art and past memories.

Ruins Table by Sebastian Errazuriz

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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