We do not know if the famous Pixar movie was the inspiration of this unusual dining table, but its appearance certainly caught our undivided attention. The UP Dining Table was designed by Christopher Duffy as a playful trompe l’oeil working with the concept of levitation and buoyancy. The glass tabletop is suspended by shiny gold and silver balloons, which gives it a cheerful, almost surreal feel.

Toughened glass, metal resin composite and toughened steel rods were employed for the design. No matter what the circumstances, the Up Dining Table will never cease to amaze and impress, giving a celebratory feel to any dinner or board meet and adding that bit of creative inspiration to the conversation. The table was manufactured in a limited edition of 20, each sold at a price of £9,500.00. [Information provided via e-mail by Christopher Duffy; Photos by Tom Oxley Photography]