The first impression of an office space is the reception area. It is a space that not only welcomes guests and employees but also sets the tone for the intended user experience. The reception desk acts as the first point of engagement and is where our design story begins and ends. Custom-designed reception desks can reinforce the brand, create a statement, or unify a space.
Well-designed reception desks can boost brand identity and turn a 2D logo into a 3D feature. One way to do this is to use a company’s logo as design inspiration. By replicating facets of the logo’s imagery and shape a custom-designed reception desk amplifies brand recognition. Supplemented with additional branding graphics throughout the space, the brand can come to life and tell a story through the built environment.
Furniture or Art?
The one-of-the-kind nature of custom-designed desks elevate them from a piece of furniture to a piece of art. These desks are singular and either stand alone in the space or works with the spaces built around them. The influential nature of these pieces dazzle guests and provokes thoughts and starts conversations as a piece of art might.
In design, the German word Gesamtkunstwerk is used to describe interiors that are considered a ‘total work of art’. All designed elements in a space are meant to coexist with and enhance one another. A custom-designed reception desk unifies a space through its references to window lattice, ceiling design, millwork, and stone features. The user experience is whole and immersive.
VC has worked with many clients to create a lasting first impression through custom-designed reception desks. We take the time to work through each detail and component to create a piece of art that tells the story of the company, it’s people, brand, and culture.