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Mer Noire by Damien Gernay

Belgian designer Damien Gernay’s Mer Noire captures a moment of the fleeting and frightening sea in a caustic leather-cast tabletop.

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The might of nature is both alluring and terrifying. Moulded in leather, the Mer Noire coffee table by Belgian designer Damien Gernay captures a moment in time; the sea’s ever temporal surface. Emulating both the endurance of stone and the consistent fluidity of water, the caustic tabletop becomes an almost photographic facsimile framed in geometry. Different crevasses and peaks allow for multiple levels of light refraction and reflection, hinting at what might lie beneath. Gernay’s first iteration was presented at Galerie Gosserez at PAD Paris earlier this month.

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