It seemed important to give some sense of privacy to the interface between the work of the staff and the public, without creating too formal a barrier. Thus we have a series of shaped slats only supporting the counter top above the work surface, creating a moving pattern of shadows as the eye travels the full length of the counter.
The face panel of the reception is one long panel of beautiful fiddleback Tasmanian Ash, hovering 200mm above the floor on tapering stainless steel legs. Again, this detail is intended to give continuity to the space, reducing the barrier between staff and public.
The veneers on this one are interesting in that we have chosen Tasmanian Sassafras that has just started the transition from clear to blackheart. By selecting parts of each leaf from within the bundle and shuffling them about, we have been able to arrange the flashes of black in an apparently random but actually closely controlled manner. Although the project is well advanced, there is little finished and installed at this stage. More images as the work progresses.