You will hardly find furniture as incredible as these. The coffee tables produced by designer Derek Pearce create the illusion of animals emerging from the water, in an interesting combination of glass with figurative sculptures made in wood, metal, and rocks. Hippos, dolphins, camels, frogs, otters, and other animals are part of the set of pieces that fuse art and functionality designed by Pearce.
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 favourite. 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.Derek Pearce
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