This desk was made for Farrah Kennedy: Chief Operating Officer of MailChimp. Farrah's only request was that her desk be enclosed on two sides. I saw this as a great opportunity to incorporate bent laminations into her desk. The curve in each slat is achieved by laminating (gluing) three individual pieces (each 1/8" thick) together, clamped to a mold of the appropriate curve. While cutting the 36 pieces needed for all 12 slats, I noticed a few boards that contained exceptional curl (the vertical striping). I oriented all of the curly boards to the front of each slat to create the end result across the front of the desk.
72"L x 36"W x 30"H
Mahogany + curly maple
Bent laminated slats - All slats are housed in traditional mortises: there are no screws or ledgers responsible for the connection of each slat. They are "floating" in between each mortise and allow for seasonal expansion and contraction of the desk.
Integrated surge protector with concealed cord managment