Reception and café / John Lewis We implemented a simple, sophisticated palette of finishes along with architectural detailing to the ceiling and desk to create a strong confident statement. Softer elements such as feature lighting and bespoke upholstered seating provide a welcoming environment. The adjacent café area shares the design language and materials with the reception but has a lighter, brighter feel. Seating types include simple utilitarian café chairs, bar stools and bespoke banquette seating. Bold graphics celebrate the client's history and provide a degree of privacy from the street outside.