Topographic map have some natural graphic beauty that any designer will notice. Wood patterns are also a thing of beauty. What’s less common is to blend the two and use the wooden patterns as if they were topographic lines.
That’s the wonderful idea Greg Klassen had, to create tables that also look like natural topographic maps, with a curvy river flowing in the middle. The furniture designer works with pieces of discarded trees that he aligns to mimic the riverside. The table is completed with a piece of glass cutted to match the river shape.
The tables are available to buy on his online shop, but you better be ready to spend some big money, because quality and high-end handcraft come with a price.
With less wood and more glass, Duffy London created this beautiful “Abyss table”. They take many layers of wood and glass to create a table that looks like ocean topography.