Hana Coast Gallery

The Wood Artistry of Robert Lippoth
Maui Master Artisan

Born in New York State, Robert graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology, completing his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Woodworking and Furniture design with a 3.4 grade point average. One of his first group exhibitions was at the Exhibition of Fine Furniture at Baush & Lomb's world headquarters gallery in 1998.

Maui artisan Robert Lippoth's singular work has already been featured in the national media. The September, 2000 issue of "Modern Woodworking Magazine" featured one of Robert's chairs that had previously won 1st Place in the Seating Category at the International Woodworkers Fair in Rochester, New York.

"Hawaiian Koa Wood Dining Table For Six"
Or Perhaps A Stunning Execxutive Desk
Designed and Handcrafted by
Robert Lippoth
(Hawaii Master Artisan)
62.5" L x 37" W x 30.75 H
- SOLD -

The book-matched top is made of superbly grained dark "curly" Hawaiian Koa wood. The aprons are also of a "blonde" Koa. The elegantly curved legs are laminated for extra strength with a combination of Koa and Hawaiian Milo. The rare Koa wood comes from here on Maui.

The top is sealed with long-lasting epoxy, then carefully handrubbed with a diamond compound and wax finish that requires not maintenance other than an ocassional dusting.

Robert speaks of his work:

"When I design a piece, I think of it as a sculpture in the format of furniture. Often it is in nature that I find the most inspiration. Even a single blade of grass represents a perfect example of a subtle curve and gentle taper".

"My primary goal is to delight the viewer (and collector) with furniture that is fresh, alive and playful. I want to design and build furniture that irresistably pulls people in for a closer look and instills in them the desire to touch. The works of wood-art that I create are considered to be of heirloom quality to be cherished and treasured for years to come."

"Hawaiian Koa Wood HallTable"
Designed and Handcrafted by
Robert Lippoth
(Hawaii Master Artisan)
50" L x 18" W x 34" H
- SOLD -

The top is made of highly figured curly-grained book-matched Hawaiian Koa wood. The legs are laminated for extra strength with an accent of maple inlay and black-dyed Costello wood. Koa is found nowhere else in the world, other than in Hawaii. It is truly one of the rarest of woods and treated with great respect by the master artisans who use it in their heirloom pieces of furniture art.

And like the dining room table shown above, the top is sealed with long-lasting epoxy, then carefully handrubbed with a diamond compound and wax finish that requires not maintenance other than an ocassional dusting.

How may we help you to acquire one of these splendid examples of Studio Furniture art?

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Our Collector's Asset Valuation Portfolio includes a Certificate of Authenticity, Certified Insurance Valuation, Bill of Sale and Biography of the artist whose work you've acquired. This asset appraisal data accompanies every original work of fine art or mastercraft that you acquire from us.

For many of our works of original art, we also provide a "Curatorial Declaration". This report discusses the particular medium used in creating the artwork and other unique properties that might be present in the piece you have acquired. If appropriate, your artwork will be enrolled with the National Fine Art Title Registry and a certificate issued.

This kind of information is usually required both for insurance purposes and for reappraisals dictated by increased market values. You will find that this is an approach to Wealth Management Documentation that has been typically available to only select, high-net-worth individual collectors. We, however, feel that ALL of our clients deserve to be treated with this level of service, thus our Collector's Portfolio.

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Alesia Ku'ulei Chow
Gallery Director/Curator
Hana Coast Gallery

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