Category Archives: Boardroom Furniture

Boardroom Furniture: How to Measure for Functionality and Fit

Setting up your company boardroom is about more than just selecting impressive furniture; you need to consider the space itself too if you want it to be fully functional. Here are some tips from our design team.

  • Walkways: Entry paths need to be a certain width to ensure comfort for people sitting at a boardroom table as well as those moving past them. This means ensuring that there is an unobstructed walkway of 36 inches at a minimum between the table and wall. Where there is seating, this should be extended to 42 inches to ensure that people can be comfortably seated while still allowing others to move past.
  • Table shape and size: Your boardroom table is the focus of this space, so it’s essential that it is the right proportion and shape for the space. Too big and everyone will be cramped, too small and there won’t be enough space to seat everyone. The shape influences how many people can be seated at the table at one time. Rectangular, boat or square tables provide the most seating for their size, while round, oval and racetrack provide the least. For example, a rectangular table that needs to seat 8 people will be around 4×8 feet and require a 11×17 foot room. A round table for the same number of people will be 8 foot in diameter and require a 15×15 room. A videoconferencing table for 7 people will be 5×8 feet in size and require a 12×15 foot room.
  • Boardroom chairs: There’s a wide range of chair styles and shapes on the market and it’s best to go with something that really suits the tone of your brand – but keep in mind that the chair width will affect how many people can be comfortably seated at the table. It’s important that these chairs are adjustable and ergonomic, so that they’re comfortable and supportive during longer meetings and conference calls.
  • Additional boardroom furniture: Although these are multifunction spaces, most boardrooms look best when they furnishings are kept minimal. However, if you use video conferencing equipment, want to use the space for presentations or other activities, there needs to be sufficient space designated for these activities, including screens, AV equipment and presentation space (usually 5 feet along one length or width of a room). To add character to the space, a large piece of art is always a good choice, as are architectural glass walls.

Modern Boardroom Design Ideas and High-Quality Boardroom Furniture in NJ 

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3 Workspace Design Mistakes to Avoid

Designing a workspace is an exciting project that can be very rewarding for your company and your employees by creating a more productive, enjoyable and engaged working environment. However, it is not an easy task! Getting it wrong can be a costly mistake that means years of working in a space that simply does not work for you. Here are the most common design mistakes to avoid, from our team of contemporary office furniture specialists:

  1. Blindly Following the Latest Trend:

Committing to the latest office design trends without thinking them through can be a big mistake. While some trends are fantastic, they are not going to deliver the right results for you if it doesn’t work for your company or industry. For example, open and collaborative spaces are great in a marketing agency where teams have to work together across departments, brainstorm and get creative – but this trend won’t work well in a law firm where you need private spaces to assure client confidentiality.

  1. Failing to Future-Proof Your Space:

Redesigning your office space is a big, time-consuming and expensive project, so you will want your new space to last for at least 5 years. However, the fast pace of technology and the need for businesses to be as agile as possible means that your needs and requirements are likely to shift during this time period – and your office design needs to be able to adapt with these changes. Infrastructure for wireless charging and smartphones/mobile tech is important, as are moveable architectural walls, adjustable height desks and chairs, and modular workstations.

  1. The One-Size-Fits-All Space:

The problem with this approach – for example, having identical workstations and office chairs for each employee – is that no-one really fits this generic model. These stations make it difficult to work flexibly, to collaborate or communicate with ease, and they are often uncomfortable, leading to lower productivity and wellness issues. Instead, choose furniture that suits the use of the different designated spaces, is adjustable for height and easily moved or customized. Introduce different desk types to suit different work styles – sit-stand desks, for example. 

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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.

BE Furniture is a full-service corporate office design and contemporary office furniture company, offering a wide range of environmentally-sensitive and innovative products and services for innovative boardrooms and office interiors. For more information, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/

Tips For Buying A Modern Conference Table

The conference room is where the important conversations and decisions take place. As a result of this, it is a room that needs to be both impressive and functional. Ultimately, the contemporary conference tables in which you choose to invest need to be able to make a statement and serve an operational purpose all at once. From deciding which size best suits the space, to choosing the finest finish and the actual shape that suits your requirements, there is plenty of thought and planning that goes into buying the right office conference table. Below are some considerations to keep in mind.

Things To Consider When Purchasing Contemporary Conference Tables

Shape: Did you know that choosing the shape of your modern conference table is based on a lot more than just personal preference? It is also important to think about the structure of your business in terms of its employees. If the business is more traditional in nature (with a clear hierarchy), a rectangular shaped conference table would be a good choice. If, on the other hand, the business is more casual in nature, with an even distribution of power, a round table might be a better option.

Finish: The finish chosen for a modern conference table will depend on the already-existing décor scheme. From granite to onyx and wood to marble, there are many options to choose from.

Size: The size of the table will be decided by the number of people who normally attend meetings in the conference room, and also by the actual size of the room itself. A table that is too big can often make the conference room feel cluttered and claustrophobic, reducing one’s capacity to think creatively.

Where to Find the Right Office Conference Table

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