New Project Space Furniture by Will Shannon

In time for the launch and exhibition of the 2009 Young Architect of the Year Award, and a full Autumn programme of events, the AF has taken delivery of our new Project Space furniture. The reception desk and comments box were designed and built by London-based Will Shannon. He has also created a lectern for us, which will see its first outing when the YAYA shortlist present their work on the 13 October. We chose Shannon because his design manifesto resonates with the aims underpinning architects Carmody Groarke's design of the new space. Shannon writes: "Be selective. Don't design in excess. Do the minimum you can to create or react to a situation".