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INTRODUCING THE ABYSS HORIZON

“A DREAM IS THE BEARER OF A NEW POSSIBILITY, THE ENLARGED HORIZON, THE GREAT HOPE.” - HOWARD THURMAN
 
Duffy casts an eye into the ancient – looking to the depths of the ocean to dream up a dramatic circular coffee table, that instantly takes the mind to stories of a flat earth, or disc world,  and introducing the majesty of the big blue to the interior… As well as servicing you with somewhere quite impressive to place your cup of tea.

Posted 10 October 2016

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LOOKING INTO THE ABYSS
 
Like all of Duffy’s designs, the Abyss Horizon is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. But while previous works play with gravity, this new design is concerned with depth and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerising as the sea.

© Design and photo Duffy London

The design team spent a year developing the table in their London studio, experimenting with sculpted glass, Plexiglass and wood, arranged like a 3-D representation of a geological map, until they re-created something of the mesmeric abyss that had first captured Duffy’s imagination.
 
Designer Christopher Duffy explains:
‘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.’

© Design and photo Duffy London

© Design and photo Duffy London

The design team spent a year developing the table in their London studio, experimenting with sculpted glass,
Perspex and wood, arranged like a 3-D representation of a geological map, until they re-created something
of the mesmeric abyss that had first captured Duffy’s imagination.
 
ABOUT CHRIS DUFFY
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.

His acclaimed designs have included the Abyss Table (2014), the Swing Table (2008), the Shadow Chair (2008) and the Glo-Canvas (2002) instantly recognisable pieces that have become icons of fantastical modern design.
Duffy lives by the Thames, and dreams up his ideas in a flat just about big enough for one of his smallest designs. He also draws on his talented designers and manufacturers to turn these concepts into quality products.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Materials: High-grade wood from Forest Stewardship Council managed forests and
other controlled sources. Glass.
Dimensions: (W)110cm (H)47cm
Delivery Times: This product is handmade to order by local artisans and in-house
craftsmen, using ethically sourced materials, so please allow 12-14
weeks for delivery.
Additional Details: The Abyss Horizon Table is limited to 25 editions.
Price: on application
 
The new table will be available to view through the Sarah Myerscough Gallery,
who will be showing the table at:
 
PAD London Art + Design show, Berkeley Square, London W1, October 3-8, 2016.
 
The New York Salon, Art + Design, Park Avenue Armory, November 10-14, 2016.
 
Art Basel, Miami Beach: December 1-4, 2016
 
ABYSS HORIZON TABLE
https://duffylondon.com/product/tables/abyss-horizon
 
DUFFY
The Granary | 80 Abbey Road
Barking  London  G11 7BT, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20-8594 3395
sales@duffylondon.com
www.duffylondon.com

© Design and photo Duffy London

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