Conference Table Shapes
Furniture can say a lot about a business – especially if it’s custom-made to suit your needs and make a statement. At Paul Downs Cabinetmakers, we help organizations choose the best conference room table shapes. One that not only fits their space and budget but also their company culture. Here are some of our most popular table shapes and what they may say about your business.
Rectangular Conference Tables
Rectangular tables indicate traditionalism and order. Since a rectangle gives you the opportunity to establish a head of the table, it follows the idea of hierarchy. The person at the head of the table can address everyone equally while everyone else at the table has to turn to face the head. That’s why rectangular tables are often used in executive boardrooms as opposed to brainstorming rooms.
If you have a traditional rectangular table in your boardroom, your guests will feel a sense of power and organization.
U-Shape Conference Tables
Because u-shaped tables are completely open on one side, they’re often used for presentations and evaluations. Similar to rectangular tables, they give you the opportunity to address one person as the leader, however, that leader can more easily access the others around the table and the u-shape can bring everyone together.
U-shape (as well as V-shape) tables give the perception that your organization is information-driven and eager to collaborate.
Boat Conference Tables
Boat-shaped tables are very similar to rectangular tables but have wider, curved sides. While these tables also give you the opportunity to establish a head of the table, they can promote more group participation and teamwork than rectangular tables; because the edges are curved, individuals have better access to those to the right and left of them.
While a boat-shaped conference room table still promotes order and power, it gives guests a sense of teamwork, association, and partnership.
Round Conference Tables
Round conference tables are often a good choice for smaller businesses. They make excellent tables for brainstorming too since they encourage intimacy – law firms, financial planners, and advisors love them for their ability to put people at ease. They don’t allow much room for presentations 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. We get lots of calls for larger round table – can’t be found elsewhere.
Keystone Conference Tables
Keystone-shaped tables are similar to rectangular tables, however, one end is wider than the other. These tables have become a popular choice for videoconferencing – the camera and screen is placed at the narrow end of the table to denote the “head,” and the rest of the table can participate evenly.
Keystone tables gives guests the impression that your business is technological and forward thinking.
Modular Conference Tables
If versatility is your main concern, modular conference room tables can’t be beat. They can increase the value of a room by making it suitable for multiple tasks: trainings, teleconferencing, important board meetings, and more. Size, shape, and function can flex to accommodate your needs. Even a very simple scheme with one rectangular size and one polygon can provide for many setups.
A conference room with modular tables shows a commitment to functionality and versatility.
The Paul Downs Difference
No mass-produced, cookie-cutter tables here. When it comes to custom conference room tables, Paul Downs is the pinnacle of craftsmanship. We design truly unique meeting and boardroom tables that are hand-crafted to your specifications, from power and data hatches right down to the grain of the wood we use. If you need a conference room table for your business, organization, or school, we’re just a click or call away. Someone from our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.