5forty design, inc. — Product, Graphic, Installation Design
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5forty turned out about 2 and a half tons of oak butcher block furniture for Grow Interactive’s new office in Downtown Norfolk. Here are some pictures from the adventure:

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©2010 JP Caudill

©2010 JP Caudill

This steel-framed African Mahogany desk was recently completed and delivered. The carbon fiber-covered aluminum channel in the top keeps cables organized while the sliding keyboard tray allows the user to sit at either end of the desk. The frame is finished with a flat black powder coat and the mahogany is oiled and waxed.

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This acacia desk was recently completed and has been gracing the 5forty storefront. It has a very unobtrusive steel frame that really shows off the solid wood top. The slab is 4″ thick making for a very sturdy and hefty desk!

Dimensions: 78.5″x33″x31″

Weight: Approximately 300lbs

Price: $2,300

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5forty intern Dani Gershon designed and built this end table as her summer project. It has a solid acacia top, a welded and powder coated steel frame, and a frosted glass surface below.


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The MB kitchen table is now complete and has been delivered.


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The granite vanity has finally been installed in the Virginia Beach house. 5forty designed and built the frame for the architects at Grade, NYC who designed the house. It is steel tube with a custom acid etched finish that looks great with the slate floor. The top of the vanity is a single piece of black granite that weighs over 800 pounds. The walnut cabinetry was done by Crowder’s Custom Cabinets in Hampton, Virginia.

VB Vanity

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This vanity design uses one of the slabs of Acacia that has recently become available. It is comprised of a steel frame supporting the acacia, a porcelain basin sink, and frosted glass sides and doors for storage below. Fabrication will begin when a buyer is found.


This kitchen table is about 60% complete. It has a steel tube frame supporting two slabs of african mahogany. Down the center of the table are sections made of sheet steel over tube frames with the center basin section being removable. The benches are steel frames with a steel top and cushions supplied by the client.

Custom Kitchen Table and Benches

MB Kitchen Table

MB Kitchen Table Mounting Holes