J. Rusten Furniture Studio is proud to announce the debut of a new series of California desks and tables. Carefully cut into the iconic shape of California, each piece is crafted from native, salvaged Claro walnut, and features formed steel legs.
The California Series comes in three sizes: a large size desk, a medium size coffee table, and a small coffee table.
DESK [L]: $3850 86″ long, 29.5″ tall
COFFEE TABLE [M]: $2850 72″ long, 16″ tall
COFFEE TABLE [S]: $2150 56″ long, 16″ tall
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.
Claro walnut, a perfect analog to the left coast’s culture and people, possesses a spectrum of colors and textures, unique among wood species. And, it’s rare. Because Claro walnut is not harvested commercially at any significant scale, it is obtained mostly through small, independent sawyers who are able to spare displaced or dead trees from the landfill or chipper. Since the species is no longer planted in the orchards, it’s availability is finite and shrinking year by year.
I can think of no greater tribute to this material than to create from it functional pieces of furniture in the shape of it’s geographic origin. And, we spend an extraordinary amount of time on every part of the construction process: sourcing the lumber, milling, layout, joining, hand-sanding the crisp facets of the coastline, oiling and buffing out the finish -all of those extra hours to ensure we’re creating a (deceptively simple) design object with unparalleled craftsmanship.
All table and desk tops are finished with a low-toxic tung and linseed-oil varnish. Discounted personal delivery is available to some destinations in the San Francisco Bay area. Crating/shipping charges within the continental U.S. are: $100/small table, $150/medium table, $250/large desk. Allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.