The Abyss Dining table is familiar but still mesmerizing
If the Abyss Dining table seems familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen Duffy’s previous take on the gorgeous conversation piece. After the coffee table's success, Duffy London decided to expand its Abyss collection with the introduction of a dining table.
The Abyss Dining table differentiates itself from its predecessor by the inclusion of a dark four-sided base, a lighting system and two deep hollows that are even more pronounced and dramatic.
The Duffy London design team spent a year developing the dining table in their London studio, experimenting with sculpted glass, Plexiglas 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.
"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."
The Abyss Dining table measures 200 centimeters in length, 100 centimeters in width, and 75 centimeters in height. Because the tables are handcrafted with attention and care by local artisans, using ethically sourced materials, delivery times range between 16 and 20 weeks.
Naturally, you'll want one. But you'll need to hurry as the Abyss Dining Table is limited to 25 editions. The price? 28,500 pounds.
Photography courtesy of Duffy London