San Francisco-based furniture maker and artist Jared Rusten makes beautiful tables and desks that are cut into the shape of California. Each piece is made of locally-sourced, scavenged claro walnut (with the exception of some of the special editions). Rusten has much more fine woodworking available via his company, J. Rusten Furniture Studio.
The California shape offers ideal function as desk or coffee table, and brings to mind all of the positive associations with “the golden state”: artistic contribution, technical innovation, entertainment production, political progression, and diversity of population and geographies.
Special edition in maple
photos via J. Rusten Furniture Studio