High-end furniture meets museum quality in this executive keynote desk, designed and manufactured by R J Hoppe Inc and entered in the 21st Custom Woodworking Business Design Portfolio Awards contest.

The construction of this piece was a step-by-step process that began with a post on the Custom Made web site with a gentleman looking for a custom piece of executive office furniture. Desk features include brass and solid brass hardware, exotic cocobolo veneer (hand picked and matched), fine Spineybeck leather, the best Italian Ora Verde polyurethane top coat and soft close drawer slides and European hinges.

Located in Newark, NJ, RJ Hoppe has 12,500 square-foot plant. A full-service shop, RJ Hoppe custom projects include anything from commercial and residential to institutional.

21st Design Portfolio Now Open
• residential furniture, freestanding
• residential furniture, built-in
• architectural millwork
• commercial/institutional
• kitchen/bath cabinets
• countertop/solid surface
• specialty products

Deadline: October 31, 2013

Winners will be featured in a special December digital edition of Custom Woodworking Business as well as in the January 2014 print issue and will be celebrated at the only national live industry design awards ceremony, to be held during the 2014 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo at the Garden State Convention Center in Somerset, NJ, April 9-11. Check the Cabinets & Closets Expo site for more show details on the event.

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