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British artist Derek Pearce designs beautiful tables that…

British artist Derek Pearce designs beautiful tables that feature sculptures of aquatic animals interacting with clear glass tabletops that look like water. The animals often function as the base of the tables while still appearing to effortlessly float, wade, or swim through the glass. Pearce has been making his playful Water Tables since 1997.

“My work has always been about passion, the flow of form, the blending together of techniques and materials and the manifestation of concepts in wit and word play. I love studying animals and birds, the Hippo Table has always been a favorite. As a centerpiece it can dominate a room with its imposing voluptuous shape—and yet the sleepy pose has a calming effect on the atmosphere in any room. These tables are conversation pieces—they will either stimulate, or stop the conversation.”

Visit the Water Tables website for additional images and ordering info.

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[via Faith is Torment and My Modern Met]

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