‘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.’ (Christopher Duffy)
The design team at Duffy London spent a year developing the table in their London studio. They experimented with sculpted glass, Perspex and wood, arranged like a 3-D representation of a geological map, manipulating perceptions of depth. The final product reflects more than something of the mesmeric abyss that had first captured Duffy’s imagination
Christopher Duffy was born in east London, and founded his studio there in 2002, after studying Product Design at University of Brighton. He now heads up a design company that has furnished thousands of homes as well as Google, Media studios and Royal Palaces with imaginative furniture that has whimsy as its hallmark, and quality and craftsmanship as its foundation. Duffy London’s designs are ideas-based, combining art and function and playing with the concepts of gravity, geometry and illusion. 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.
Works by Helen Carnac, Christopher Duffy, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Ruth Gurvich (kindly loaned by Vacheron Constantin), Zaha Hadid, Marlène Huissoud, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal, John Makepeace, Aneta Regel, Marc Ricourt, Wycliffe Stutchbury, Joseph Walsh and Nic Webb.
Works by Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, Gareth Neal, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt and new pieces specially designed for the fair by Irish designer Joseph Walsh.
The gallery will present new works by Maisie Broadhead, Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, Peter Marigold, Gareth Neal, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt and Joseph Walsh.
New works by Maisie Broadhead, Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Ernst Gamperl, David Gates, Eleanor Lakelin, Gareth Neal, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Joseph Walsh, Wycliffe Stutchbury.
The gallery will show new works by Christopher Duffy, Liam Flynn, Sung-Jae Han, Ernst Gamperl, Michael Geertsen, Peter Marigold, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Joseph Walsh and the collaborative vessels by the late Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal.
Featuring works by Thomas Bohle, Christopher Duffy, Michael Geersten, Zaha Hadid and Gareth Neal, Liam Flynn, Peter Marigold, Philip Moulthrop, Michael Peterson, Marc Ricourt, Nic Webb.
Sarah Myerscough presents designers and makers whose works explore innovative conceptual and technical trends in contemporary woodworking. The museum-quality designers and makers investigate the relationship between function and form using traditional techniques as well as new technologies to create sculptural pieces.