Coffee tables featuring sculpted hippos, ducks, dolphins, seals, frogs and otters breaking the glass surface by British artist Derek Pearce. His original concept of using glass as water for a table has been widely copied and collected for their singular wit and craftsmanship. The tables are not cheap, averaging around $4,000–$6,000, but they are worthwhile investments if you appreciate the skill and labor behind their creation.
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.You can purchase Derek Pearce's water tables here.