We were asked produce a reception desk within a tight budget giving the appearance of a polished concrete effect in slab form. With the use of Polished Plaster and break joints we were able to achieve this with the final plaster coats applied on site in situ. The back painted glass tops and Colourcore laminate plinths added to the future durability of the desk. Allowance had to be made for electrical services to run throughout the desk and integration of sockets and cable access were critical. Also the use of high gloss laminates to produce shadow gaps and storage cabinets at the rear required a high level of detail.