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From coffee tables to large conference desks, Klassen’s handcrafted furnishings all include a brilliant inlay of blue-green glass. For most of his pieces, the hand-cut glass is used to merge two live-edge slabs together and mimics the appearance of a meandering river. The polished wood set on either side of the glass become the riverbanks, and the natural lines of the grain allude to topographic shapes in the landscape.

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While most of Klassen’s pieces consist of rectilinear edges with a river-like glass inlay, he has also explored other shapes such as his Cedar Lake Table created from the cross section of a Western Red Cedar with a lake-shaped glass sheet set in the center. The supporting legs have a minimalist design are are usually constructed out of powder-coated steel, bronze, or plexiglass.

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