Archive for the Conference Tables Category
3 Basic layouts for Large Conference Tables:
This is the classic style that most are familiar with. A large oval or rectangular table is surrounded by chairs on both sides and ends. Most Board of Director meetings, and committee meetings use this style. This set up promotes interaction during the meeting. Stoneline Designs boat shaped conference tables are slightly rounded on the longer sides to provide a better line of sight between the conference attendees. We allow 30″ per chair when possible with a minimum of 27″. Read more
Make the most of your conference table investment, and avoid these five common mistakes:
The table is the wrong size for the conference room.
A table which is too large for a small conference room will feel cramped. If the overcrowding is extreme, it may even cause the room to be too warm during full meetings due to lack of airflow. On the other hand, a small conference table in a very large room will appear lost. Either way, a conference table which is the wrong size for the room may make meeting attendees feel uncomfortable. We recommend a minimum of 42″ around the conference table on all sides. This leaves room for chairs and to move around the room. 48″ of space is preferred for a spacious feel. Read more
When designing your conference table, there are several factors to consider.
How many chairs will there be? With a Rectangular or similar table, the placement of the pedestals will influence the seating on the long side of the top. We like to allow at least 30″ per chair (28″ minimum), and when possible we place pedestals in between seats. For instance on a 10′ table we would place pedestals 60″ apart for seating four people on the long sides. With 1 chair on each end, the 10′ table would seat 10 comfortably. At 12.5′ we would use 2 pedestals placed 87-90″ apart, depending on whether the top is a Rectangle or Boat shape top, and place 5 chairs on each side. Read more
The photo below depicts the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. This unusual, large conference table was built to handle large meetings. The design allows attendees to gather around a central opening where the conference leaders are seated.
The Treaty of Versailles marked the end of World War I and also formed the League of Nations. Once again, a pivotal moment in history, and another large conference table is there!
Before shipping a custom designed table, our artisans assemble the table and make any adjustments necessary to make sure all the parts fit together perfectly.
For this oval conference table with brushed steel base and granite top, the process took artisans Rob, Bart, Mace and Brian almost three hours.
Pictured above is Stoneline Designs’ Quadrant Conference Table with brushed steel panels on a Maple frame. The large conference table top is made from our Patterned “Scratched” Glass. Companion pieces such as credenzas, pedestals, media cabinets, consoles and dining tables are also available. Read more