The Feather Fall Desk, an original design by Kelly Maxwell, was inspired by the shape of the original Bastogne walnut wood slab featured as the desktop. An award-winning design that received an honorable mention at the 2023 Western Design Conference in Jackson, WY. Bastogne walnut was identified by a plant breeder in the 1890s, Luther Burbank. A high-bred species, the Bastogne walnut is a cross between California native Claro and a naturalized English Walnut.
The initial inspiration honors this exquisite Bastogne walnut wood slab, which features a continuous infinity waterfall fold, creating a simple design that is appealing to the eye yet highly functional. The base cabinets are equally impressive, with an English walnut frame with mortise and tenon-mitered corners, while the panels celebrate sequence cuts from a Claro walnut tree crotch sourced from the same tree. Traditional wood joinery such as mortise and tenon, pen and peg, and simple wood hinges enhance the minimalist design. A natural hard wax finish protects the wooden surfaces and ensures durability.
The Feather Fall Desk boasts push-to-open technology for the base cabinet drawers and door, complemented by a pen drawer carved from a Bastogne walnut wood slab. A sleek desktop organizer conceals a computer monitor that smoothly lifts from the base cabinet via a remote control or app. The desk has a discreet desktop cabinet, which provides electrical outlets, standard and C-USB ports, and extra storage space. The monitor cabinet has space for a small printer or extra storage.