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Design Crush: California-Shaped Coffee Tables by SF-Based J. Rusten Studio

Photo by J. Rusten Studio

We're big fans of local designs, but this series of tables takes the concept to a whole other level. Designed by San Francisco-based J. Rusten Studio in the Mission District, this series of Nakashima-influenced desks and tables has been shaped in the image of our favorite state.

The tables are constructed from Claro walnut wood, a rare lumber that according to the designer, is "reserved for instrument making, gunstocks, or veneer, but we think a showcase piece for your home is the most noble use." The limited edition pieces are set on a native oak base that's been stained with vinegar to develop a charcoal-colored patina. Read more. . . .