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.
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.
Via My Modern Met
Images via Greg Klassen