With a $7,662 price tag and a delivery wait of up to three months, it may not be the most accessible coffee table, but it's one of the coolest.The ultimate conversational piece, Duffy London's gravity-defying, smile-inducing Up Coffee Table is also a collector's item, with a limited edition of just 20. Handcrafted in the UK, it's made from toughened glass, steel rods, and metal resin composite, providing a much sturdier structure than you might think at first glance. Still, we don't think this is the type of tabletop you'd want to dance on – tempting as that may be.
While Duffy London's Swing Table ($8,799) would undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on dinner guests, we're envisioning it as the next conference room essential – for creative types, naturally. Crafted out of walnut from Stewardship Council managed forests and powder coated mild steel, the frame suspends eight hanging chairs and a GEO lampshade, creating the feel of a mini room within a room. Aside from the crisp white color, Duffy London's Swing Table is also available in a range of bespoke finishes as well as sizes.Aside from having a gallery of truly innovative furniture, lighting, and art, for adventurous design enthusiasts, Duffy London also keeps their products as environmentally friendly as possible with local manufacturing, recycled packaging, and low energy lightbulbs. Would you want this piece in your home or office?
Forks and knives as furniture. I know, it's not the first thought that comes to mind, but considering the amount of forks and knives being thrown away for various reasons, it would make sense to use discarded utensils for furniture. Osian Batyka-Williams certainly saw a solution for our discards and decided to create interior conversation starters for the eclectic collector.
Made entirely of, well, forks and knives, this chair is a quirky example of 21st century design and a great reason for why reusing should be the first choice before recycling. Now, it's not an inexpensive piece, but as previously mentioned it is a conversation starter for someone who has a great studio space or an open plan house where it would be shown off beautifully. Available through Duffy London, you can also view other pieces by a designer we're interested in watching.
Through tomorrow all Duffy London lighting and prints at 2JANE are 30 percent off. The Duffy London Chandelier Print Light ($315, reduced from $450) is one of my all-time favorite pieces. I first came upon it back when I was writing my Get the Look: Modern Marie Antoinette post in '07, and I still love its updated Versailles look. It's luxurious but still understated, and it has a cheeky, trompe-l'œil effect. There are also some chandelier prints that would make great holiday gifts for the girly girls you know!
I've been fawning over the Duffy London Glo Canvas ($339) ever since I included it in my Modern Marie Antoinette Get the Look back in September 2007. Unfortunately, it hasn't gotten any cheaper, and I'm reluctant to spend so much on a transient style. Luckily, I've just come across a much more affordable alternative. To see it, read more