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2001: A Space Odyssey inspires Brooksbank & Collins' coffee table

London design duo Brooksbank & Collins has designed a coffee table based on Stanley Kubrick's science-fiction movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (+ slideshow).

The Kubrick table is composed of four individual, egg-like marble spheres intersecting a circular surface, and is intended to mimic the "visual language" used throughout the iconic film.

Brooksbank & Collins design table based on A Space Odyssey

"Most of Brooksbank & Collins' work is reflecting on or in ode to a famous artistic or scientific visionary," Gallery Fumi manager Jessica Kennedy told Dezeen.

"And if not, but in the same realm, it is inspired by certain scientific or mathematical marvels of our world and within our universe."

Brooksbank & Collins design table based on A Space Odyssey

Each geometric element of the table is carved from white Thassos marble – something the designers say makes the piece reminiscent of a "serene white spacecraft traversing the vastness of space"

Science fiction work 2001: A Space Odyssey was produced in 1968 as both a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke and a film directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Brooksbank & Collins design table based on A Space Odyssey

The film is recognised for its scientific realism, special effects and use of ambiguous imagery and sound in place of more traditional narrative techniques.

Architect Tom Brooksbank and artist Allan Collins came together to establish Brooksbank & Collins in 2012. The London-based multi-disciplinary design studio has previously completed a number of projects for Gallery Fumi, including a geometric glass table for its exhibition at last year's Design Miami/Basel fair.