Happy new year, everyone! We love a little whimsy every once in a while, but the UP table by furniture, lighting and product design purveyor Duffy London packs a double punch with both its visual effect and its price tag. Comprised of the “illusion of levitation and buoyancy, the UP coffee table is a playful trompe l’oeil, giving the impression that a piece of glass is being suspended by small balloons.” Made of toughened glass, metal resin composite and toughened steel rods and standing at 120 cm long, 80 cm wide and 45 cm high, this tongue-in-cheek piece runs a cool 5,800 pounds (i.e., upwards of $7,000 American dollars). There’s a rationale behind the price of the UP coffee table by Duffy London, though; as the product of a limited run, only 20 such tables exist in the world. Will one of them be yours?
Image source: Duffy London.