Fancy a layered glass and wood table concept depicting a cross-section of the sea for your living room?

British designer Christopher Duffy has layered sculpted glass, Perspex and wood to form a coffee table ‘The Abyss’ to replicate a geological cross section of the sea. But while previous works by Christopher Duffy play with gravity, this new design is concerned with depth. The design team at Duffy London spent a year developing the table and arranging it into a 3D representation to recreate something of the mesmeric abyss that had first captured Duffy’s imagination.

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“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 deepen and 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“, Christopher Duffy was quoted as saying.

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Made from high-grade wood, these tables are handmade by skilled artisans and craftsmen using ethically sourced materials. Measurements are 63″ long x 31-1/2″ wide x 18″ tall.

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The Abyss Table is limited to 25 editions, each costing £5,800(or $9943).

[Available here Duffy-London]