Norma’s Desk is named in memory of my mother, Norma Rose Carlino, who passed away while I was in the midst of creating the prototype. Since that time, I have created several fresh variations on the theme and continue doing so to this day. This is by far my most popular design. I currently have new versions on the drawing board, all of which will incorporate the signature arched front legs that define the incredible style of every Norma. Above: solid Cherry with desk top drawers and painted Maple legs. $2,500.
CLARO WALNUT WITH PAINTED MAPLE LEGS. $2,000.
"NORMA ROSE" IN SOLID CHERRY WITH PAINTED LEGS. $2,000.
"THE ELEGANT LADY"
The Lady’s Vanity variation on the Norma's Desk theme blends high style with lavish materials. Generous use of gorgeous solid Quilted Maple and solid hard Maple creates a high end piece that will be cherished for generations. The curvaceous solid Maple legs set the design tone for this incredible work of art. A matching bench and solid brass mirror are included. Dimensions: 42" wide x 22" deep by 30" high. $2,500.
Francesco is named in memory of my father, Francis Paul Carlino. The primary design element of this provocative writing desk is the “split arch” at the rear. Each rear leg element appears to pierce through the top, tapers to a fine point then just stops short of meeting the other, forming the arch. It could symbolize anything you can imagine. Compromise, harmony, reconciliation. Whatever might be in the eyes of the beholder. Like all my designs, I am happy to build your version in any wood species desired. $2,500.
With a shape similar to a piece of pottery, six different woods of incredible natural color comprise the top of this work of art. From left to right: Curly Maple, Purpleheart, Yellowheart, Curly Cherry, Black Walnut and Padauk. All natural colors. No stain. Gloss clear coat. Grain is oriented front to back, enhancing the pottery look. The base is painted black over hard Maple. $1,800.
The sexy shape and blend of Quilted Maple, Curly Cherry and Claro Walnut make this desk a very unique piece. The desk aprons are Curly Cherry with incredible figure, carefully matched across the drawer front. The contrasting tapered legs are Claro Walnut. None of the piece is stained; all color is natural, protected by 5 coats of clear gloss finish. $2,000.