The Tables You Need For A Productive Workplace
Workplace tables meet a range of needs from the kitchen to the boardroom and everywhere in between.
To the untrained eye, tables may simply be an elevated flat surface with legs, but these humble pieces of furniture have a rich history as the birthplace of ideas, and have been the centre of significant gatherings where great people have been commissioned, signed declarations, and brokered peace. Tables are synonymous with meals, where friends assemble to share their food and their lives, nurturing relationships and community. In the workplace, tables offer many solutions that make them indispensable for your business, often performing more than one function. Every type of workplace table has a place in every workplace:
Meeting TablesThe obvious starting place is the meeting table. A table is a logical place to come together to meet as it offers attendees somewhere to gather around without the awkwardness of an empty circle of chairs. A meeting tab le also provides a surface to take notes against, place a tablet or laptop, or just somewhere to put your coffee down during a meeting. The large flat surface of a table is the perfect place to collaborate and share ideas. You can spread out papers or other materials, move around from one end to the other, and focus on the big picture. Meeting tables can be small or large depending on your needs or the size of your room.
Boardroom TablesThe next step up from a meeting table is the boardroom table. Your boardroom table should be a large, statement piece of furniture that is reserved for important meetings where an impression must be made. Some start-ups might get away with bringing prestigious clients into a meeting at a fold-out table, but generally speaking these sorts of meetings can be as much about style as substance, and every advantage needs to be harnessed. With technology playing a vital part in board meetings, conferences, and other important meetings, a boardroom table with in built cable power box provides a place to charge devices and connect to digital media.
Kitchen TablesYou don't have to be in the hospitality industry to need dining tables. Even small to medium businesses can benefit from a dedicated place for staff to escape, with a kitchen table offering a refuge for lunch or break time. Look for something practical and sturdy that can stand up to the rigours of daily use and spills from food and drink.
Coffee TablesCoffee tables are ideal for reception or lobby areas, and make a great addition to a manager's office or meeting room, surrounded by lounges, for an informal meeting spot. The low height of a coffee table won't overwhelm a room while providing a surface for drinks, snacks, magazines and more.
Bar TablesThe extra height of a bar table makes it perfect for workplace entertaining. A few bar tables placed around a courtyard, balcony or foyer will give you somewhere to put canapes and for guests to put their drinks, or to lean and chat.
Utility TablesA utility table is a multifunctional table that can be packed away when it's not needed.Designed for portability, these tables are useful for training rooms and display purposes where a room may need to be converted or used in various ways. Folding or trestle tables have legs that collapse down flat so that the tables can be stored away in the minimum amount of space, and flip tables have legs on castors that stay vertical while the table top levers to match, ready to be rolled out of the way.
Tables are a communal space for work, dining, and other activities where peoplegather together. Create a coordinated look across your business furniture with tables that match your other furniture, or add unique statement pieces for maximum impact. Tables that are designed for the workplace are made from durable materials for a sophisticated and professional look. Talk to our furniture experts about your table needs.