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In Pictures: A look at Brent Comber's furniture and art

Brent Comber, 51, is drawn to wood by its “connection to place,” he says. “Indigenous wood talks about climate, it talks about geography, it talks about permanence – all the things that I do love about the West Coast.”

Brent Comber works on a Western Maple table for the Four Seasons Hotel at his studio in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Brent Comber's piece entitled "Shattered Sphere" at his studio in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Brent Comber works on a Western Maple table for the Four Seasons Hotel at his studio in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Saddle by Brent Comber who is piling on accolades. Last month, Western Living magazine named him the furniture designer of the year. The dining tables he unveiled at the Interior Design Show West (also in September) prompted Azure magazine to dub him "the wood whisperer." And this summer, the city of North Vancouver presented him with a public art award of excellence.

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Shattered by Brent Comber who is piling on accolades. Last month, Western Living magazine named him the furniture designer of the year. The dining tables he unveiled at the Interior Design Show West (also in September) prompted Azure magazine to dub him "the wood whisperer." And this summer, the city of North Vancouver presented him with a public art award of excellence.

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Brent Comber works on a Western Maple table for the Four Seasons Hotel at his studio in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Shattered Sphere by Brent Comber who is piling on accolades. Last month, Western Living magazine named him the furniture designer of the year. The dining tables he unveiled at the Interior Design Show West (also in September) prompted Azure magazine to dub him "the wood whisperer." And this summer, the city of North Vancouver presented him with a public art award of excellence.

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Symbol Tree by Brent Comber who is piling on accolades. Last month, Western Living magazine named him the furniture designer of the year. The dining tables he unveiled at the Interior Design Show West (also in September) prompted Azure magazine to dub him "the wood whisperer." And this summer, the city of North Vancouver presented him with a public art award of excellence.

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Brent Comber is photographed at his studio in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Tafoni by Brent Comber who is piling on accolades. Last month, Western Living magazine named him the furniture designer of the year. The dining tables he unveiled at the Interior Design Show West (also in September) prompted Azure magazine to dub him "the wood whisperer." And this summer, the city of North Vancouver presented him with a public art award of excellence.

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Brent Comber walks past his pieces entitled "Shattered Sphere" at his studio in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday.

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