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Greg Klassen Created Tables with Rivers and Lakes Flowing Through

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jul 2, 2014 • References: gregklassen and thisiscolossal
Greg Klassen has been producing wood furniture embedded with glass rivers and lakes. The intricately assembled tabletops that the artist creates are not only stunning, but completely reinvent the way we think of tables.

He has been designing tables and other objects embedded with glass rivers and lakes for a while, these being his most recent offering. Inspired by his surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, Klassen works with edge pieces from discarded trees, which he aligns to mimic the jagged shores of various bodies of water.

The contrast between the wood grain and the aqua blue glass is really something spectacular, and adds a whole new dimension to table design. The hand-cut glass pieces appear to meander through the center of his objects.