When it comes to your boardroom, it’s the key place when it comes to strategic planning and making important decisions, which overall result in the success of your business. Your boardroom or conference table should set the right impression to your clients or contacts, anyone who’ll be visiting your premises. It should also provide comfort and enough space to reflect your business positively. As one of the most important items of furniture, choosing the right conference table is a challenging decision and will require thoughtful consideration. Our guide below shows some of the key points you should go over before before you choose your conference room table, to ensure that it provides the best functionality and design that incorporates your business needs.
Consider your space
Working out how much space you’ll need for your new boardroom table should be your main priority, a table which is too small or too big in relation to the size of your boardroom can contribute to leaving a negative first impression, as well as using up the practicality of the space. Bigger conference room tables will be able to seat more people for more common meetings, however it is important that there’s enough room for chairs to be comfortably pushed away from the table, as well as there being enough space for people to walk around it. Your boardroom may also need additional furniture, including screens and projectors, or decorative items, so you’ll need to make sure that these items also fit into the room, without the room looking too cluttered.
Is the table proportionate?
It’s essential that you think about how your conference table will complement and go with the style of the other furniture in the room. Considering your table in relation to other pieces of furniture, you’ll avoid the mistake of matching your boardroom table with ill fitting and disproportionate chairs that could look out of place and are impractical. In our experience people tend to opt for chairs that are too big for their table, this makes people feel enclosed and packed in, or chairs that are too small or short, leaving people feeling uncomfortable and overwhelmed when around the table.
What are you going to use them for?
How many people do you expect to attend your meetings, how often do they attend them? If you hold meetings of around four people but then you host a large event a few times a year, then a folding meeting table is a good option. You may want to opt for a more impressive conference table with the capability of seating ten, but if you’re only using it for small video conferencing appointments, then you may want to reconsider options for more appropriate use of your boardroom space.
What shape should I choose?
Different shaped tables can enhance the functionality of your boardroom space as well as the impact of the look and feel of the room. A round table is usually better suited to collaborative actions and rectangular tables are good for appointing a head of table or hierarchy. Wedge tables are more innovative designs which act as a hybrid for increased ease of viewing of presentations or main speakers in larger meetings.
Do I require integrated technology?
Should you require the facilities to conduct video and voice presentations in your boardroom, or if you regularly use laptops and other portable devices, you’ll need a boardroom table which can provide this access. Ensure that you have a suitable number of ports and outlets for everyone at the table, plus extra for additional requirements.
An effective boardroom will provide a consistent design that expresses what you want and what your business represents. Should you already have furniture in your boardroom, try to closely match your conference table to the style of furniture, this will provide a more professional image. Bear in mind that should you wish to add furniture to your boardroom later on, it’s important to make sure that your table is an easy colour or design to match, as well as being practical in the space you have.
Types of boardroom tables
At Fusion Executive Office Furniture we provide a selection of boardroom tables, this includes…
Boardroom tables with wheels
The boardroom tables that we provide with turntable systems are designed as a reconfigurable boardroom table systems bring practical solutions to high quality cable managed boardroom tables with wheels which are combined with the flexibility for one person to move and reconfigure the table.
Reconfigurable conference tables provide the choice of conventional static conference tables or conference table groups made using freestanding table modules, they can be reconfigured or removed as requirement.
Executive boardroom tables
Our executive boardroom tables provide a range of table shapes, dimensions and finishes, we can create organically shaped solid timber table edges, these can also be made in matching timber to the boardroom table surface, or in contrasting timber.
Executive office tables
These tables are of the best quality and can be designed incorporating the required table shapes, dimensions, bases and finishes for a versatile and high quality office meeting table. Our executive office tables are in a range of shapes, sizes, styles and finishes with the option of cable management, inlays and other custom features.
Modular boardroom tables
Modular boardroom tables come in a range, this includes folding modular tables, flip top modular board room tables and more standard types. At Fusion all of our products can be reconfigurable and bespoke to your exact requirements.
At Fusion Executive Office Furniture, we specialise in high quality traditional and contemporary boardroom tables which are suitable for a wide range of office environments. For more information on our products, contact our team today!