Langstaff-Ellis Case Study: A Grand Reception for Anderson Orr

Langstaff-Ellis has proudly partnered with award-winning architects Anderson Orr for a number of years, delivering beautiful bespoke kitchens, dressing rooms and libraries for many of their prestigious residential projects.

When it came to their own project in a recent move of premises, they turned to the Langstaff-Ellis team to bring their vision of a beautiful bespoke reception desk to life.

Anderson Orr’s striking design layers undulating slices of lacquered Birch Plywood across Black Core Valchromat, with surfaces finished in Forbo Desktop Linoleum for a hardwearing and contemporary feel – ideal for a busy reception area.

Head of Creative Paul Everest says ‘This is an exquisite example of Langstaff-Ellis’s expertise in bespoke furniture design and craftsmanship. The reception desk brings together both ergonomic and commercial considerations whilst maintaining a uniquely beautiful organic form and we’re thrilled with the finished piece.

The desk is a stunning focal point for the airy reception area at Anderson Orr’s new Oddington Grange premises.

Maddy Bull, Interior Architect, says; ‘Our recently converted studios in North Oxfordshire originated as an assortment of charming, formerly agricultural brick barns. The extensive refurbishment we undertook accentuates many of the original features, including timber trusses, coffered concrete ceilings, and exposed brickwork.

For the Reception, it was important to introduce a centrepiece that really celebrates the character of the company, compliments the new premises, and delivers a dramatic yet understated aesthetic at the point of entry. A minimalist design – with fluidity of form, careful detailing, and high-quality materiality – the reception desk is a true work of art, and we are absolutely delighted with how Langstaff-Ellis have brought our concept to life’.

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