I think something like this could work for reception desk, maybe stained darker?
Childrens Museum of the Arts / Work Architecture Company
Made in Athens, the Greek Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition — Venice Biennale
Venice Biennale 2012: Made in Athens / Greece
Venice Biennale 2012: Public Works, Architecture by Civil Servants / OMA
Ölbryggan for Spritmuseum by Form Us With Love