For the new entrance pavilion to Newby Hall and Gardens near Ripon in North Yorkshire, Treske designed, made and installed a reception desk in ash.
Made in 5 sections and fixed on site, it has part glazing with display shelves and store cupboards. The desk, and the staff who stand behind it, are the first point of call for the over 200,000 visitors who enjoy the house and gardens at Newby Hall each year.
The height of the desk is designed to be welcoming, despite its substantial size, and external detailing was inspired by neo-Classical architectural motifs in the 18th century house which was furnished by Thomas Chippendale with interiors by Robert Adam.
Installed in time for the opening of the visitor season, the desk is an example of close collaboration between Treske and Newby’s owners and staff.