Gorgeous Reclaimed Wood Tables Embedded with Glass Rivers

Greg Klassen is a furniture maker in the Pacific Northwest who finds inspiration in its landscape and translates that into his work. His River Collection is a series of intricately designed and handcrafted tables that feature embedded, blueish-green glass "rivers" running throughout each piece. The naturally uneven edges of the wood and their vivid grains provide the perfect "shore" to mimic bodies of water.

Each of Klassen's tables showcase gorgeous details within the wood; we see knots, swirling grains, and other imperfections that make his work truly one-of-a-kind. It's complemented by the specially-cut glass that connects two otherwise separate pieces of wood or fills in its natural holes. Klassen used trees that were sustainably harvested from the banks of the Noonsack river, so with every new table he builds, discarded trees have a new life through functional art.

Greg Klassen website
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November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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