A simple white reception desk has been installed at a new office for Shelter, the housing charity, in London EC1. This reception desk sits on a raised access floor, unlike the main reception space which is at ground level, making the height too tall for wheelchair bound visitors. As the office is designed for easy access the reception desk has been made with a significantly lowered sign-in surface, which also works well for parcel deliveries.
The clean and modern desk was made slightly oversized and then scribed to fit exactly to the opening. A return worksurface is used for a printer, and underneath is a pigeonhole unit for post sorting.
Whilst the brief from Shelter was for a cost-effective reception desk the finished appearance is nicely integrated into the reception area and doesn’t compete with the feature backdrop wall.