Greg Klassen is a furniture maker in the Pacific Northwest who catches motivation in its landscape and translates that into his work. His beautiful River Collection is a series of intricately designed and handcrafted tables that feature embedded bluish-green glass “rivers” running throughout each piece. The lovely jagged edges of the wood and their clear grains offer the perfect “shore” to mimic bodies of water.
Each of Klassen’s tables showcases stunning details within the wood; we grasp knots, swirling grains, and other imperfections that make his tedious work truly one-of-a-kind. It’s complemented by the specially-cut glass that attaches two separate pieces of wood or fills in its natural holes. Greg Klassen used trees that were sustainably harvested from the banks of the Noonsack River, so with every new table he made; discarded trees have a natural new life through his functional art.