Finding the right reception counter
Our designers and space planning experts will help you to find the perfect white reception counter with drawers for your space from options including curved, circular and corner reception desks to standing units.
Reception desk design
Fabulous front panel reception desk designs come in glass, white, black, padded fabrics, metal, wood and even LED lights. Or tell us your bespoke design, size and colour requirements and we’ll advise using CAD drawings, images and colour swatches.
What space requirement do I need behind a corporate reception counter?
The minimum space is 100cm but for practical reasons 120cm is preferred. A user in a wheelchair needs 150cm space to turn the chair.
What size office reception desk do you need to seat two people?
For a dental practice, you will need a counter with a length or width of 300cm. Each user needs a minimum of 120cm space when sitting. Of course you can choose from one of our bespoke reception desks.
What types of office reception desks are there?
1. Corner or L Shaped
Corner reception desks are designed to create a corner for privacy or to provide extra workspace. Ideal for two people to share, they come in an L-shape configuration and the return can be either on the left or right-hand side when sitting at an office reception desk.
Where lobby space is at a premium a straight unit can often be the most suitable solution. The straight version is the most efficient and economical way to seat 2, 3 or 4 receptionists with room underneath for dedicated storage and cable management.
3. Circular reception desk
For clinic waiting room areas where the reception counter needs to be in the middle of the room or placed away from the walls a circular reception desk or round reception desk are a practical and modern reception desk solution. They also work well as feature furnishing in a large and open plan, design-led workspaces.
The U-shaped large unit is a wraparound design with a workspace to the front, left and right-hand sides of the user, allowing for ample storage space within. Their size and executive presence makes them most suitable for traditional corporate-style lobby areas and large rooms.
These are most suitable for busy spaces like art galleries, museums, hotels, clinics and high-traffic areas with a constant flow of people, where the receptionist needs to be at the same height as the visitor. Consider a standing reception desk anywhere the user needs to frequently meet and greet.
A curved reception desk comes with a wave shaped front panel the full length of the desk or just an end section. The natural curve gives the reception desk design a softer feel compared to a straight or angular desk. In a white this style of desk is very suitable for health clinics, doctors and dentist waiting rooms.
7. Small Reception Desk
A compact or small reception desk is perfect for a salon, small doctors waiting room or an office reception area with not much room. As with most of our desks we can produce in bespoke sizes to fit your room exactly.
8. Bespoke Reception Desk
All our reception desks are made to order and can be made to your own bespoke reception desk size. Desk widths range from 150 cm, 180 cm, 200 cm to 240 cm. For a bespoke heights speak to our experts on 020 8840 6298.
9. Small Reception Desk
If you reception area is smaller than the average or you only need to seat one receptionist consider a small reception around 140 or 160 cm wide. Most of our ranges can be made to these sizes.