How to Choose the Conference Table — Guide to Size & Shapes

The central element of the room where your negotiations with business partners will take place is the conference table. It is the most important piece of furniture for a modern director’s office. The table offers the place where the most important contracts for the company will be signed.

Nowadays the furniture market provides a huge selection of office furnishings. So how to choose the proper conference table?

SIZE

The size of the conference table is the most important option you need to pay attention to. It should match the size of the room so that all participants can easily get up, sit down and move around the meeting room.

Conference table should match the size of the room
Basic conditions for choosing the right table size:
· Measure your office space
· Decide how many people you have to seat.

This chart will help you to choose the right table size.

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Rectangular, Oval and Boat Shapes

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MIN ROOM SIZE -— SEATS —- TABLE SIZE

14' x 12' — — — — — 4–6 — — — 72" L x 48" W

15' x 12' — — — — — 4–6 — — — 84" L x 48" W

16' x 12' — — — — — 6–8 — — — 96" L x 48" W

18' x 12' — — — — — 8–10 — -— 120" L x 48" W

18' x 12' 10" — —-— 8–10 — -— 120" L x 58" W

20' x 12' — — — -— 10–12 — -—144" L x 48" W

20' x 12' 10" — — — 10–12 — — 144" L x 58" W

21' x 12' — — —-— 10–12 — — 150" L x 48" W

21' x 12' 10" — — —10–12 — -— 150" L x 58" W

22' x 12 — — — -— 10–12 — -— 168" L x 48" W

22 x 12' 10" — — — -12–14 — -— 168" L x 58" W

23' x 12' 10" — — — 12–14 — -— 180" L x 58" W

24' x 12' 10" — — — 14–16 —- — 192" L x 58" W

28' x 12' 10" — — — 18–20 — — 240" L x 58" W

32' x 12' 10" — — — 22–24 — — 288" L x 58" W

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Round Shapes

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MIN ROOM SIZE - — SEATS — — TABLE SIZE

10' x 10' — — — — — — 2–4 — — —36" D

10' 6"x 10' 6" — — — — 2–4 — — — 42" D

11' x 11' — — — — — — 2–4 — — —48" D

Many meeting rooms also contain cabinets or credenza for storage. Take into account these furniture pieces, when counting the maximum size of the table.


SHAPE

Conference tables come in different shapes. Depending on the room size, a table can be:

· rectangular

· oval

· square

· round

· modular

The table shape must correspond to the shape of the room. According to psychologists, such nuances are important for creating a favorable psychological climate during the negotiations.

If the room is elongated, use a rectangular or oval conference table. If the room is square — round or square shapes are perfect.

Round conference table & Square conference table

Rectangular tables will emphasize the position of the leader. They are more relevant during meetings and organizational matters.

Oval conference tables are a combination of capaciousness and ergonomics. After all, the absence of sharp corners creates a calm and comfortable psychological environment in the office.


A little about the materials.

The wood gives the conference table reliability and impressive appearance. The marble top emphasizes the status of the company. The glass surface will lighten even the most cumbersome design.

Glass top for an airy appearance
Wood top for reliability