‘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.’
Christopher Duffy The design team at Duffy London spent a year developing the table in their London studio. They experimented with sculpted glass, Perspex and wood, arranged like a 3-D representation of a geological map, manipulating perceptions of depth. Christopher Duffy was born in east London, and founded his studio there in 2002, after studying Product Design at University of Brighton. He now heads up a design company that has furnished thousands of homes as well as Google, Media studios and Royal Palaces with imaginative furniture that has whimsy as its hallmark, and quality and craftsmanship as its foundation. Duffy London's designs are ideas-based, combining art and function and playing with the concepts of gravity, geometry and illusion.