Museum of Childhood Reception Desk

A reception desk for the Museum of Childhood in London. The footprint of the desk is a rectangle while the service level is a rippling shape. The timber that stretches from floor level to service level twists around the form to achieve a smooth transition from one to the other.

The desk is built from hand cut solid ash bent around a CNC cut frame work.The structure is intentionally built as a dry-fit solution so that at the end of its life it can be broken down and the timber reused.

The desk had to incorporate a very large amount of storage for museum activities, and various items and importantly had to be broken into sections to be used in different wheeled configurations for events held at the musuem.