In memory of my late mother, Norma Rose Carlino, I present my “Norma Rose” writing desk with matching chair, crafted from sensational, heavily figured Curly Cherry with Hard Maple Legs. There are many design elements that make this set an exceptional exercise in functional art: tapered tops of both desk and chair. Subtle top to bottom tapers of the backs. The carefully crafted desk front, flowing the curly cherry figure across the entire area. And of course, my signature curved legs in contrasting black Hard Maple.
Mom was a phenomenal artist, both with paint and canvass as well as in the kitchen. She would have been over a century old now. I believe her artistic spirit lives on in me and I know she would enthusiastically approve of this design that bears her name.