The Abyss Table by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London

The visuals on The Abyss Table are more than enough to make your jaw drop, which is no surprise given Duffy London’s history for clever, unforgettable designs. This time, Christopher Duffy is taking you straight to the depths of the ocean with a dramatic coffee table that will never cease being a conversation piece.


Pairing layers of wood and glass, the table becomes a geological cross section of the ocean, showing various depths.


After a trip to the glass factory and seeing how thick glass darkened the more layers added, much like the way the sea does as the ocean floor becomes deeper, Duffy used this effect to show a piece of the ocean’s bed. The team spent a year experimenting with sculpted glass, Perspex, and wood to achieve the three-dimensional model of a geological map with the final result being a mesmerizing, abyss-like, sculptural table.


The Abyss Table is made by hand upon order and is limited to an edition of 25. Each piece is made from sustainable materials.





Photos by Duffy London.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.