The Abyss Table by Duffy London was created with high grade wood and glass. The original intentions of founder Christopher Duffy was to replicate the depth and beauty of ocean through creating a geographic cross-section of it.
The design process consisted of experimenting with sculpted grass, Perspex, and wood. Not only is the table beautiful, it is also a fully functional, though one has to wonder who has £15,800 to buy limited time centerpiece (there will only be twenty-five produced).
The most interesting part of the project how seamlessly the two materials mesh together to become part of a generated image. The transparent nature of glass also allows the glass to take on a property beyond its own through distortion, creating depth much like how water created the inspiration for this project. The project was most likely created through laser cutting thin pieces of glass and wood to create the shapes needed to be layered on. This is possible through many computer programs with the help of a laser cutter or something stronger.
If you’d like to find out more about the project yourself, fell free to check out the Duffy London website here.