As the function of reception desks and the act of receiving guests evolves, so do reception needs of different businesses. A reception desk can function as the boundary of public to private space, providing security and privacy. In other applications, reception space is a communal shared experience and may not require a traditional desk. In any scenario where greeting people is involved, creating a positive first impression is as important as ever. Teknion Reception takes an innovative design approach − from classic to communal − in addressing these evolving requirements, while addressing how public and private spaces are blending. To encourage customization, the program offers five distinct starting points of unique desks, a communal bar and storage console, and classic desk with L return.
The Classic Desk fully integrates the familiar storage formats and power needs of a permanent receptionist. Minimal divisional elements hide any wire clutter while maintaining clear sightlines for an open connection with guests
Desk with Transaction
The Desk with Transaction balances the classic needs for enclosure paired with an open, extended area to invite guests to sit and engage in longer conversations. Clearly articulated volumes provide the opportunity to explore the mixed materiality of the collection and give visual cues to differentiate between functional zones.
Full Enclosed Desk
The Full Enclosed Desk surrounds the worksurface for complete privacy. Mixed material elements provide intuitive touch points to guide a visitor’s approach.
Approachable from all sides, the Communal Bar invites a shared experience. On top, it features a Corian tiered surface to elevate and display materials or serve refreshments. Additional functionality of cubby spaces and hidden island storage offers impromptu storage to clear the space for an uncluttered exchange between guests and hosts.
The Storage Console can be an addendum to storage to complement any setting, or serve as a shared point of interaction where no desk is necessary at all.
Reception desks tend to be highly customized and are therefore traditionally custom-made by local millwork shops. The Teknion Reception program simplifies the design and customization process. Whereas millwork can be expensive and take a long time to produce, Teknion Reception offers clients custom, complex desks in an efficient and cost-effective manner, with reduced lead times, repeatable consistency and quality at a larger scale.