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. My Mom would be over 100 years old if she were still with us. Her spirit lives on, however. This design is one small way to remind us of what a special woman she was.