The essence of classiness being deftly epitomized in the natural scheme of things – this is the Living Edge Table collection by craftsman-extraordinaire Greg Klassen. Bringing forth the beauty of the twisted, gnarled and cracked side of the wooden affair, all of the furniture items showcase their tantalizing voids smartly draped in blue glass.
This is not exactly the first time we have come across a table conception that doesn’t shy away from displaying its au naturel side (the honor belongs to the Live Mesh table). However, the Living Edge Table is different in its exhibition of the organic side – with its utilization of natural curvatures as the central element of the furniture piece. These circuitous lines face each other, with the middle portion being rabbeted out to create a meandering space for the embedded glass.
The color of the glass is intentionally chosen for its bluish tint that sort of replicates the flowing water bodies/rivers wandering across a dusty yet paradisiacal landscape. The immaculate imitation of nature takes a very subtle route, with each side of the wood sections (‘river banks’) being book matched to create the effect of similar graining.
Lastly, as for the wood components of the Living Edge Tables, they are conscientiously salvaged from only discarded and dilapidated trees. The shape of the wood sections comes in various shapes and sizes, including circular and rectangular profiles. Klassen has also managed to transform an entire cut tree trunk into a fascinating glass-topped coffee table (see below).