Boardroom Furniture – A Buyer’s Guide
Boardrooms are one of the most important areas of your office space, at the top of the office furniture hierarchy. This is because it holds important functions for both your executive team and employees, as well as clients, shareholders and committees. As such, it has to not only embody the focus and culture of your business, but also provide a high level of functionality – and achieving this means buying the right modern boardroom furniture. Here’s a quick, useful guide.
Function first through modern boardroom design
While looks are important, they come second to functionality. Boardroom furniture has come a long way from simply being the biggest and most expensive desk in the office, and clever designs now incorporate a wide range of practical functionality into this important furniture. Desks are now available in a huge range of shapes and sizes to allow for more flexible seating and use. A Boardroom table can be a single table or a composite table that can be split up for everyday use. They can also come in a range of materials, from glossy solid walnut and oak to steel, glass and almost anything you can think of.
Here, it’s key to discuss how you want your boardroom to function before you look at tables. Factors to look at include:
- If you’ll have a dedicated space that will only be used for high level meetings, and not on a daily basis.
- If you are looking for a more flexible office design where boardrooms are used daily for additional office space, storage, private client calls and smaller meetings, as a casual meeting place or as an office lounge.
- If you have a set, permanent space for your boardroom meetings, or if you instead want to be able to create a boardroom space using movable glass walls and a flexible office space design.
- How many people you generally have attending boardroom meetings, if this number is regular or changes significantly.
This will help you decide on the shape of your table, the size and whether or not it makes sense to invest in more innovative or classic design options.
Comfortable contemporary office furniture
While your boardroom table might be the star of the show, chairs are the supporting cast and need to be just as carefully selected. Again, the look of the chairs is up to your company’s personal style – but functionality is key. Comfort is a priority, and you can’t go wrong with an ergonomic design that allows each person to adjust the chair for their personal comfort, especially if you are likely to have long meetings.
A second and equally important factor when looking at boardroom chairs is how many will fit comfortably around your selected table. Bulky chairs are going to take up more space and be more difficult to move in and out, as well as being more difficult to store. Sleeker designs can be just as comfortable, and offer greater ease of use.
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