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Abyss Dining Table by Duffy London: A Slice of Sea and Land

The Abyss Dining Table is a continuing thought process and experimentation by Christopher Duffy of Duffy London that began with the Abyss Coffee Tables. The Abyss series presents abstracted geological slices of sea and land and their varying topography. Rugged below and glassy smooth for the tabletops, they are as functional as any tables on the market, but that is where the comparison ends. The Abyss tables are statement pieces that are art, sculpture and science all wrapped up into one gorgeous design.

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It took a year of experimentation with sculpted glass, Plexiglas and wood before the idea of the Abyss became a reality.

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The black base on the Abyss dining table lifts up the layers of topography that then hold the lit from within glass top. It is completely surreal and completely mesmerizing.


From Christopher Duffy: “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 sea bed. Like a mythical power had lifted a perfect rectangle straight from the earth’s crust to use as his personal ornament.”


Each Abyss Dining Table is hand made to order using sustainable materials of high-grade FSC wood, glass and a light source.


A limited edition of 25 The Abyss Dining Table is 200cLx100cmWx75cmH and costs £ 28,500.00 GBP.


Simply beautiful.


Duffy London has also designed and created the Atlantis Table, a set of 3 small tables that are as much stools as they are tables.


With their small size the Atlantis tables are easy to group together or pull apart and use separately.


The topographical layers of the 3 tables are book-matched.


The larger, single Abyss coffee table is able to showcase more underwater geology then the Atlantis tables.


The layers of glass and wood add a distinct geometric element to the otherwise organic shape.


Did you notice the little islands of wood poking up out of the glass?


The Abyss coffee table is completely mesmerizing.


Duffy London.
Images courtesy of Duffy London.



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