If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg Klassen transforms reclaimed wood into mesmerizing works of art embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Klassen, who we’ve featured previously, handcrafts unique pieces that mimic topographic forms in the Pacific Northwest.


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Spotted by This is Colossal, Klassen’s newest works include a variety of coffee tables of different sizes and shapes, as well as wall hangings. “The collection is inspired by the exciting edges and vivid grains found in the trees sustainably taken from the banks of the Nooksack River that twists below my studio,” wrote Klassen.

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Klassen uses a variety of reclaimed wood including maple, cottonwood, walnut, and sycamore. He uses the wood’s existing edges to inform the shape of waterways hand-cut from tempered blue glass. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and sells for thousands of U.S. dollars.

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River Collection by Greg Klassen, Furniture by Greg Klassen, Greg Klassen contemporary design, river table, river glass table, lake glass table, reclaimed wood furniture

River Collection by Greg Klassen, Furniture by Greg Klassen, Greg Klassen contemporary design, river table, river glass table, lake glass table, reclaimed wood furniture

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