William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust; Chapel Hill, NC
Reception desk in cherry and marble. Architect-designed;
solid cherry with a gently curved front and an all-white Carrara marble columnar accent panel;
built in 1986 and still in use, with only a few internal modifications by us to accommodate current technologies.
Duke University Chapel, Duke University; Durham, NC
Reception desk in red oak and limestone. A reception desk is an unusual feature in a church, but Duke Chapel is the second most popular tourist attraction in North Carolina and, hence, needs a receptionist to welcome visitors and answer questions;
red oak and limestone;
designed by us;
the paneled front matches the columns shown at the right;
the curve on the front allows maximum use of the available space while
echoing the shape of the limestone columns visible in the rear.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton; Raleigh, NC
Reception desk in figured cherry. Designed by us;
cherry solids and veneers with a marble top and an ebonized cherry base;
the articulated shape gives the desk a presence it might otherwise lack and emphasizes the attention to detail visible in the reeded uprights and bookmatched veneered panels;
built in 1996 for one office and subsequently dissembled and moved by us to two other locations.