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.
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