Carved Marble, Glass.
(L) 250cm (W) 120cm (H) 75cm
The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own, we have no soul of our own civilization.
The Civilization Tables are based on ancient temples and Monuments from around the world, these wonders were carved straight out of the landscape with the most intricate skills.
This series of tables is an homage to their artistry, to create pieces that will last for the civilizations that come long after us.
"I'd been in discussions with a team of master stonemasons, on possible projects to work together on, we had come up with quite a few concepts but nothing quite grabbed me, and then I saw a friend's photographs from his Saudi Arabia trip. A picture he took at Qasr-al-Farid is how it all started. This was the perfect subject matter as these ancient monuments had long been fascinating to me. I then thought of Petra in Jordan and the Kailasa Temple in India. The ancient masters who designed and carved these most impressive pieces are impossible to improve upon, and so we have simply reinterpreted/rescaled their genius to make this series of pieces".
Designed by Christopher Duffy for Duffy London The Civilization Series is a limited edition of 11 pieces in three different versions named: Petra, Kailasa, and Hegra.
Carved Marble. Glass.
Dining (L) 250cm (W) 120cm (H) 75cm
Coffee (L) 180cm (W) 100cm (H) 45cm
Each table is made bespoke to the customer's requirements in size and in the choice of stone/colour, each piece of stone is hand-selected for every commission, please allow 16 weeks manufacture time as every table is immensely time-consuming in man-hours as each is carved entirely by hand.
Civilization Table is limited to 11 editions.