This week landlocked design bloggers have been swooning over London-based designer Christopher Duffy’s Abyss Table, a mesmerizing sculpture masquerading as a coffee table that mimics the deep blue sea.
Duffy and his design team spent a year experimenting with sculpted glass, Perspex, and wood to make the 25 limited-edition tables.
Meanwhile in Sydney, New Zealander Ben Young, a self-taught artist, surfer, and boat builder, has made a sea-inspired series of beautifully abstract, precisely crafted cut-glass sculptures. Despite their precision crafting, they are made by hand, not a 3-D printer in sight.
He draws the sculptures in 2-D, cuts them from clear sheets of glass made for windows with a glazier’s hand tool, then laminates and layers them to create 3-D sculptures that evoke the liquid movement of ocean waves.
See more of Young’s work at his website.