duffy london

megalith table

duffy london  megalith table

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In 2002, founder Christopher Duffy, a design graduate from the University of Brighton made his humble beginning creating products in his kitchen. Having grown out of the kitchen a long time ago, Duffy London now perform their furniture-making wizardry in a spacious studio in east London.

Duffy London’s designs are ideas-based, combining art and function and playing with the concepts of gravity, geometry and illusion. The innovative and quirky designs spring from the mind of Christopher Duffy, however, he also draws from his talented team of designers, artisans and manufacturers to turn these concepts into quality pieces.

Boasting strong eco-credentials, everything is handmade to order by skilled craftspeople in the UK, using sustainable wood and other eco-friendly materials and mediums.

Some particularly noteworthy designs are the Shadow Chair, that appears to defy gravity by standing on only two legs, and the incredible UP Tables, which are a playful trompe l’oeil, giving the impression of a glass table top being suspended by balloons. Then there are the delightful Swing Table, which will transport you back to your childhood.

Christopher Duffy, University of Brighton (BA Product Design).
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source: designboom
east london design studio duffy london created a series of tables that mislead eyes to question how gravity works. the ‘megalith’ series comes in both coffee and dining table sizes, and the monolithic design takes its shape from ‘the sentinel’, a book by arthur c. clarke that went to be made into a cult classic film 2001: a space odyssey, directed by stanley kubrick. the glass table top balances above toppling monoliths, which appear frozen in a permanent state of imminent collapse. the powder coated mild steel base is available in black, white, polished stainless steel and solid walnut. the deceiving feat is simply rooted to basic foundations of physics and distributions of weight. be sure to check other projects by duffy london on designboom here.
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source: homecrux
Design studio Duffy London is well-known for creating illusionary furniture pieces with fine craftsmanship. Another mind-bending creation from the design studio is the Megalith Table series that delights the viewers with its playfully organized monoliths.

Designed by Christopher Duffy, the series include coffee tables and dining tables; all with a glass top supported by few tumbling slabs, which give the effect of falling domino pieces. Although these monoliths aren’t going to collapse, as they’re frozen in the permanent state, but the furniture is surely going to add some dramatic touch to your living space.

Somehow, these tilted panels under the glass top look-like a tragic slow-motion sequence from a movie. This is because the furniture collection is actually inspired by a book called The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke. His story was the basis for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey by director Stanley Kubrick.

The sleek modern designs are is available in black, white, polished stainless steel and solid walnut finishes. If you’re searching for a statement coffee table/dining table for your modern home interior, then it’s indeed the perfect unit. The Megalith Tables would bring a sense of architecture and modern design into any living room.
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source: mixedgrillnl
Bij Duffy London ontwerpen ze tafels die net even anders zijn dan de exemplaren die jij en ik in huis hebben staan. Hun laatste ontwerp lijkt de zwaartekracht te tarten.

De stenen onder de tafel lijken om te vallen, net als dominostenen, maar in werkelijkheid is de tafel hartstikke stevig. De Megalith Table is geïnspireerd op de Monolith uit de film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Daar zie je in de film een mysterieuze zwarte steen die in werkelijkheid een ruimteschip is van een buitenaards ras. In de boeken van Arthur C. Clarke (waar de film op is gebaseerd) spelen deze monoliths een belangrijke rol.

De tafel met de zwarte stenen verwijst het meest naar de film en de boeken, maar mocht je liever een andere kleur willen, dan is er ook een witte versie of een met walnoothout. De referentie naar de Monolith is dan misschien niet meer aanwezig, maar ook het feit dat de stenen onder de tafel lijken te vallen, maakt dit een echte blikvanger. De tafel is te koop via de website van Duffy London.
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source: casaabrilcombr
O estúdio de design Duffy London lançou uma coleção de mesas (duas opções: mesa de café e de jantar) que enganam os olhos de quem as observa: é inimaginável como a base da peça se equilibra e sustenta o vidro. A estrutura da peça parece ter a forma de “sentinela” – várias estruturas estáticas/congeladas em posições desordenadas e em queda -, e foi baseada em uma imagem do livro de Arthur C. Clarke, que virou filme: 2001: Uma Odisséia no Espaço – dirigido por Stanley Kubrick. A base da mesa é feita de aço e estão disponíveis nas cores: branco, preto, aço inoxidável polido e noz sólida. As dimensões das mesas são: 310 centímetros x 135 centímetros x 75 centímetros. Você teria uma delas em casa?
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source: arelir
استودیو طراحی duffy london از طراحی میز های مجموعه ی ” megalith ” رونمایی کرد. این میز ها به گونه ای طراحی شدند که با خطای دید گویی بدون وجود پایه و جاذبه بر روی زمین ایستاده اند. این میز در دو سایز coffee table و میز نهارخوری طراحی و تولید شده اند. ابتکار طراحان در شکل پایه به آگاهی و تسلط آن ها در علم فیزیک و پخش بار مساوی در بین پایه ها مربوط می شود. پایه ها با متریال و بافت های متفاوتی موجود می باشد: پایه های چوبی، پایه های استیل مشکی یا سفید و پایه های استیل براق.