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More About Round Tables

As most people prepare to take a seat around a dining room table, we decided to take a moment to highlight one of our most requested table shapes.

While most conference rooms are imagined as having a nice rectangle or long boat shaped table, the ideal environment for a workplace is changing. Many companies are moving toward huddle rooms for collaboration among teams, in addition to traditional conference rooms. Enter the round conference table.

Round tables are often a good choice for smaller businesses or for brainstorming purposes since they encourage intimacy. They don’t allow much room for presentations or for addressing everyone uniformly (given that the person sitting directly across will be the hardest to communicate with) but are a good way to boost problem-solving among the group. A conference room with a round conference table gives guests a sense of equality and creativity.

Rounds are pretty but inefficient at maximising seating capacity. They have only 78.5% of the perimeter of a square of the same dimensions – and you have to be careful not to crowd users’ feet under the table. However, the capacity calculation is very simple: users = diameter:

 

RoundSize

Diameter (feet)# Users
(Social Distancing)
# Users
(Traditional)
Diameter (inches)Min Room Size (feet)
4454811 x 11
6687213 x 13
88109615 x 15
109-101212017 x 17
12111514419 x 19
14131716821 x 21
16151919224 x 24
18172221626 x 26
20182424028 x 28
222026-2726432 x 32
24222928834 x 34
26243131236 x 36
28253433638 x 38
30273636040 x 40

If you haven’t already, please look through our gallery of custom conference tables. You can choose any of these designs as a starting point for your project, or you can submit your own designs. For help designing your custom conference project, contact us today at 610-239-0142 or info@pauldowns.com.

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