Bring some nautical wonder into your home with the Abyss Table, a stunning coffee table that mimics the depths of the ocean with stacked layers of wood and glass. Made by London-based furniture design company Duffy London, the limited-edition piece creates a geological cross-section as mesmerizing as the sea, completing the table as a three-dimensional representation of a geological map. With the considerable price of £5,800 (nearly $10,000), the Abyss Table is as much a work of art as a functional piece of furniture.

Founder Christopher Duffy says, "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."

Duffy London is known for creating innovative and quirky products that combine art and function. Examples of their creative furniture designs include a Little Red Riding Hood-inspired table with axe legs, a coffee table supported by floating balloons, and a playful swing table with hanging chairs.

Duffy London's website
via [designboom]

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