Tradition is fine, and it certainly has its place. But more offices are thinking about the best use of space and the right furnishings to complement it. Modern conference room tables are designed for this new generation.
The new conference table still gets the job done. It provides plenty of room for meetings and work, but it also helps facilitate collaboration and the use of newer technology. Here are a few of the choices that you have, and the benefits of each.
Conference Tables for Collaborative Offices
The collaborative office sounds a bit like a trendy term. Most offices collaborate on one level or another. What makes the modern office different is that when working on an idea or handling important decisions, everyone is often on the same footing. There's no head of the meeting. Or if there is, she isn't seated in a power position.
For the office where working together is critical, a modern conference room table helps level the playing field for everyone seated. Round and square tables are ideally suited. With circles, watch out for cramped legroom underneath. Squares can have the same issue, but they offer a bit more space.
Technology-Focused Conference Room Tables
Teleconferences were once clever at best and undependable at worst. But technology has improved to such a large degree, the teleconference is now a normal feature in the modern office conference room. The primary issue is allowing everyone in attendance an unrestricted view of the monitor, which is overcome by a simple shift in design.
Any take on a flared V shape, which is sometimes called a “keystone” style, solves the problem efficiently. With the narrowest end of the table farthest from the monitor and the flared end nearest, everyone on all sides can see without obstruction. The person on the other side of the monitor has an unrestricted view of everyone around the table, too.
Modular Tables for the Conference Room
Modular systems can be worth their weight in gold for growing offices or ones where the conference room isn't reserved for special meetings. True to their name, you can build a modern conference room table using separate components to create a shape that works for you. Some of the possibilities include a U shape, hollow or solid circles or squares, rectangles, boats, and keystones.
One of the biggest benefits of modular furniture is that you can rearrange the components to make individual tables. The conference room becomes more useful with a simple rearrangement of small tables for brainstorming or projects, lunches, and work stations for visitors. Because they're designed for adaptability, you won't need an installer or work crew when you want to alter the configuration.
Your conference room might be a tiny spot in the office, or maybe it's a wide-open space with square footage to spare. What makes it modern is furniture that's designed to work with the technology and methods of your company.
At Cubiture, we can guide you through the myriad choices and materials that make a table perfect. With years of experience in office furnishings, we work with you to understand your needs and demonstrate the benefits of any style that we carry.
Give us a call at 713-412-0900 to talk about your options and to get a free quote. And when you're ready, stop by and see us in person. We're located at 10704 Telge Rd, Houston, TX 77095.