How you plan and fit out your offices – especially those areas visited by customers or suppliers – makes a big statement about your business.
So it makes sense to invest time and effort in getting things right.
Reception areas, meeting rooms, training suites, breakout zones and so on each need to be carefully planned to ensure that they achieve maximum functionality and efficiency while losing nothing in comfort and style.
Versatility, adaptability and durability are three key factors when selecting furniture for meeting and training rooms, while the reception area – the first, and sometimes only, part of your office that visitors see – need to reflect your corporate style and professionalism.
We will help you find the furniture and fittings that combine design and practicality to provide an environment in which employees and visitors alike will feel comfortable and engaged.
Meetings rooms, by their very nature, are often multi-functional spaces that need to be easily adaptable to different requirements and situations – the furniture you choose should be sufficiently flexible to reflect the room’s ever-changing nature.
That means furniture that is versatile, adaptable and durable, as well as simple to assemble, reconfigure, transport and store.
Standard ranges of rectangular, curved and trapezoidal tables with fixed or folding legs come in a variety of top finishes including laminates, MFC or wood veneers.
Stackable chairs to match will help give the room a more co-ordinated feel.
Bespoke solutions, combining craftsmanship and design, are also available if you prefer your meeting room to have a more individual look, with audio-visual systems able to be incorporated via integral cable management.
Training rooms often have to double up as meeting rooms, so flexibility is all important when planning the furniture. Tables need to be multi-functional so that they can be easily configured for different purposes – training, large meetings, smaller group or team meetings or theatre style presentations. As well as being easily reconfigurable, they also need to be durable enough to withstand the inevitable knocks they’ll receive as they’re constantly moved around. Tables with collapsible bases and heavy duty castors are easier to manoeuvre and store. There’s a wide choice of shapes and finishes, and linking elements can be used to lock tables together if required.
When it comes to planning reception areas, large companies often have a distinct advantage over smaller ones, they’re able to concentrate on furnishing and equipping the room solely for the purpose of welcoming and processing visitors.
Smaller businesses, on the other hand, often have to use the reception area as working space, with receptionists frequently doubling up as typists, telephonists or both. It’s a delicate balancing act that can go horribly wrong if you’re not careful.
Reception is usually the first – and sometimes the only part of your offices that visitors see. It’s vital that it creates the right impression. The furniture you choose needs to reflect the company image and co-ordinate with the rest of your interior office design while accommodating fully the needs of both your visitors and the reception staff.
We have the flair, imagination and product knowledge to make sure your reception says all the right things about your company.
Screens and partitions are your flexible friends around the office giving individuals and teams their own space by creating territorial divides that can be easily changed when required. They also help office acoustics by baffling extraneous noise that causes distractions and affects productivity.
Available in any combination of fabric, laminate and glass or Perspex, many screens and partitions will also accommodate add-on shelves, toolbars to support letter trays and filing units, and computer monitor arms as well as offering an integrated power supply.
Breakout areas are an increasingly important part of office life. They function as temporary relaxation zones, where people can get away from their desks for a short while, as well as somewhere to hold less formal client or internal meetings.
Breakout furniture needs to reflect the fact that people are moving to an area that is anything but ‘business as usual’. It can afford to be colourful and fun as well as relaxing.