Although designing furniture is not often a part of Shirley Roggen’s design focus, there are times when special items simply cannot be found. When that moment occurs, Roggen will call on local craftspeople to produce furnishings to her specifications. The unique acrylic table with odd angles and a glass top is one example of the items that can be offered to clients when other things simply won’t work.
Over the years, Roggen has produced a living room coffee table that displays an antique lobster trap from the East Coast, built-in furniture, specially fitted computer/bookcases, and tooled leather picture frames and mirrors. Additionally, Roggen has purchased furniture that became sink cabinets, and designed special plastic laminate furnishings including gold drum tables and a wall-hung bath cabinet that slanted back from the top to create more floor space in a tiny bathroom.