I love wood when it is combined with steel and glass. I have posted other beautiful furniture here on Cool Stuff. Here is another work of art from Washington-based artist and furniture maker Greg Klassen.
“I try to marry the natural beauty of the wood with the skilled craftsmanship of the maker. When the two come together, a piece can really sing!” Klassen said.
Klassen’s beautiful lake-like features of desks and tables straddle the line between furniture and art. He seeks out wood with defects and unique features from his local sawmill which he exploits to his advantage by turning them into the focus of each piece he makes. He does it so cleverly that the defects become the art.
Due to his relationship with a local sawmill, Klassen has access to pieces of raw wood, which means that he can make use of its natural forms and beautiful imperfections for his creative furniture. These organic forms lend natural power to the rivers and lakes on his tables, which are completed with custom-cut panes of glass and look much like features on a topographical map.