Boardroom Design – Does Your Boardroom Reflect Your Business?

Boardroom Design – Does Your Boardroom Reflect Your Business?

“Boardroom tables are the pivotal point in the conference room, here are some tips to ensure you are portraying the right message!

The first thing to consider is what it is you want your boardroom to say. Most people would agree that this should be a space, which reflects on your company and emphasizes the attitude taken by the business. As the boardroom table is usually the focal point of the conference room it should be part of the aesthetic that exudes your company’s image.

One thing that all offices should agree on is that the boardroom table should be high quality. In order to give off the best appearance of its owner the boardroom table needs to be clean, well-built and strong. This type of aesthetic shows that the company is serious, hardworking and well developed. All of our boardroom tables are built to a high standard with quality materials and manufacturing.

It is important to consider other factors as well as aesthetics. How many people will you seat at the most? How often do you use it? Is the conference space often used for other events? Do you require the ability to combine the table with technology?

All these questions are important factors to consider. Each office is unique and you want to reflect that in your conference room. Browse through our wide selection of boardroom tables to get a feel of the different styles of tables we offer. Feel free to get in contact if you require help with selecting the right boardroom table for you – we are here to help.”

Get in touch with us today to purchase your office furniture!

Source credits

https://www.officegroup.co.za/does-your-boardroom-design-scream-business/

 

All opinions expressed in this article are not the onus of the publisher nor supplier.

Wall Unit Office Furniture – Overview, Pros And Cons And Applications

Wall Unit Office Furniture – Overview, Pros And Cons and Applications

When you think of a wall unit, the first thing that comes to mind is a piece of furniture that you use in your lounge or TV room for your entertainment system or ornaments. Wall units can be used in an office environment as well.

Wall Unit Office Furniture – An Overview

A wall unit is a premanufactured furnishing that has become very popular the past 25 years. It is an assembly of several discrete components that are usually fixed to an internal wall of a room. Wall unit fixtures range in style from contemporary to traditional in order to match the decor of the home or business establishment in which they are installed. The furnishings are generally customized per installation at request of the customer to ensure the best fit and integration.

Wall units are often made from oak, maple, yellow cedar, paduk wood, American and European beech, purple heart wood, alder and cherry. Some companies combine solid and wood veneers or use MDF or particle board to create wall units that normally have amendable shelves. But aside from using wood, metal and glass can also be employed in their manufacture. Wall units are convenient for builders in that they can be easily installed. This kind of furniture can be utilised as storage, provide a surface for food preparation or to house whitegoods in kitchens, as entertainment centres for television or audio equipment or have many other household or office uses.

Wall Unit Office Furniture – Pros And Cons

“A Wall Unit consists of several cabinets as well as shelves for books and flowers, and a variety of items. It is possible to install different equipment in it, including a TV for proposals and meetings, digital equipment like a DVD player, etc.

Wall Units may be very different in appearance, and the material they are made of.”

Pros of Wall Unit Office Furniture

  • They are very roomy and allow for different objects to be placed in it.
  • Everything is in one place and practical.
  • Generally, the wall units replace different cases, shelves and even a TV Stand.

Cons of Wall Unit Office Furniture

  • In a small apartment or office, such wall units can take a lot of space, but there are models that can be purchased separately. It does not mean that it removes its spaciousness, but it may bring some inconvenience.

Wall Units come in different designs, colours and styles. The selection of wall units allow you to accurately decorate the design of your office board room. Furthermore, divided into parts wall units give an unusual approach to make your office more functional.”

Wall Unit Office Furniture – Applications

Wall Units can be used in your boardroom to store appliances required during presentations, to hold documents that may be required for a meeting as well as stationery. It can serve many purposes and depending on the one you purchase, you can be creative in what you use it for.

Contact us to assist you with your Wall Unit requirements!

Source credits

https://medium.com/@furniturenyc.net/tv-stand-vs-wall-unit-bcee02a90d6b

All opinions expressed in this article are not the onus of the publisher nor supplier.

Ixaxa Server Units Catalogue 2019

Ixaxa Server Units Catalogue 2019

When it comes to setting up your boardroom area, one of the furniture considerations are server units. Ixaxa offers a range of Server Units to meet your needs.

Considerations When Choosing a Server Unit

“Buying a cabinet for your server racks is probably the most important part of designing your data centre, but the process can be mystifying. The main point is to optimize the physical space available in your environment and maximize efficiency. Here is a short guide on factors to consider when choosing your server cabinet.

The Number of Rack Units You Need

When buying a server unit, you should first determine the best rack unit usage for your needs. A rack unit is a standard for measuring rack mount equipment.

Dimensions and Fit

To determine what dimensions fit your space, figure out the equipment you want to house in your server cabinet. Get extra cabinet space for both the front and rear for future expansions; as a rule, add 10 percent more room, because rack units cannot be adjusted once you buy your server cabinet. Also, keep in mind that the external dimensions should be able to fit through doorways, stairways and meet any other clearance regulations of your building.

Functional Requirements and Aesthetics

There are functional and aesthetic elements that enhance how you use your server cabinet. For instance, good management of a POD server includes good power, cooling and cabling distribution. To determine what power distribution unit your cabinet requires, consider AMP, plug, outlet and redundancy requirements. Proper ventilation is also necessary so your servers function correctly. Blank panels are mostly aesthetic, but they cover unused space giving your cabinet a fuller look that is attractive, especially if you have glass front and rear doors.

This is just a short guide to help you get started selecting your server cabinet. Do some research on your own for more in-depth understanding, and you are bound to be happy with your purchase.”

Ixaxa Server Units Catalogue 2019

Ixaxa Server Units Catalogue 2019FRI001

Ixaxa Server Units Catalogue 2019Kent Server 159-12

Ixaxa Server Units Catalogue 2019SER005

Ixaxa Server Units Catalogue 2019SER013

Ixaxa Server Units Catalogue 2019SER015

Ixaxa Server Units Catalogue 2019SER09

Contact us to assist you with your Server Unit requirements!

Source credits

https://www.racksolutions.com/news/data-center-trends/buyers-guide-factors-to-consider-when-choosing-a-server-cabinet/

All opinions expressed in this article are not the onus of the publisher nor supplier.

Boardroom Furniture Setup: What Is Required To Set Up A Basic Boardroom?

Boardroom Furniture Setup: What Is Required To Set Up A Basic Boardroom?

You have your office set up with all the relevant teams and your reception area is in tip top shape. Now you need to have a space for meeting clients; and having important meetings with your managerial team. We call this a boardroom of course.

There are various furniture options available that you can use in your boardroom set up. Firstly, you will need a boardroom table and chairs. We review the furniture that you will require to set up your most efficient boardroom.

There are 2 popular layouts which you can use when setting up your boardroom:

  • “U-Shaped Style

Placing the conference tables end to end with one opening and therefore forming a U shape is another type of set up style that is common. You can also use a round table and place the seats around leaving one opening at one end for presentation purposes. Normally the purpose of the opening is to allow presentations that are visual so that everyone can see. This style is fool-proof when there is a need to combine both presentation and some group interactions or discussions. Appropriate for small annual general meetings, conferences and workshops.

  • Boardroom Style

Unlike the U style, this style includes seats on all sides of the table/s. A rectangular or an oval table is appropriate for this kind of a setup. However, when the group is bigger, you can opt to join tables to form a hollow square inform of a boardroom. When you want to achieve a face to face interaction for your audience or when they have made that request, then it is justified to use this style. However, be careful with the numbers because they determine if you will use a hollow square, a rectangular boardroom set up or just one table which in turn affects the communication aspects.  This style is most appropriate for board of directors meetings, committee meetings, team briefings and interviews.”

 

What Is Required To Set Up A Basic Boardroom?

Board Room Tables Available At Ixaxa:

Boardroom Furniture Setup

Arrow Leg Board Room Table

  Arrow Leg Board Room Table

  • Melamine Finishes
  • Various Melamine Colours to Choose From
  • 32mm Top and Legs
  • 32mm with 2mm Matching Edging
  • Integrated Steel Frame with Arrow Legs
  • Rectangular Shape
  • 2400mm x 1200mm Rectangular Shape with Steel Frame
  • Availability – 10 to 15 Working Days
Boardroom Furniture Setup

Evo Board Room Table

Evo Board Room Table

  • Board Room Tables Various Sizes
  • Dimensions
    • 180cm x 90cm x 72.2cm
    • 200cm x 120cm x 72.2cm
    • 240cm x 120cm x 72.2cm
    • 270cm x 151cm x 72.2cm
  • Availability – 2 Weeks
Boardroom Furniture Setup

Kent Board Room Table

Kent Board Room Table

  • Dimensions
    • 2400cm x 1500cm x 760cm
  • Availability – Immediate 
Boardroom Furniture Setup

MI Rectangular Board Room Table

MI Rectangular Board Room Table

  • Dimensions
    • 2400cm x 1200cm x 750cm
  • Availability – Immediate – Exclusive to Ixaxa
Boardroom Furniture Setup

Oval Board Room Table

Oval Board Room Table

  • Oval Shaped Sectional Boardroom Table
  • Melamine Finishes
  • Two Toned
  • Variety of Melamine Colours to Choose From
  • 32mm Top 2mm Matching Edging
  • 3600mm x 1500mm Powder Coated Steel Legs
  • Availability – 10 to 15 Working Days 
Boardroom Furniture Setup

Peugo Board Room Table

Peugo Board Room Table

  • Dimensions
    • 3800cm x 1500cm x 760cm
  • Availability – Immediate 
Boardroom Furniture Setup

PG Board Room Table

PG Board Room Table

  • Available in Black Walnut, Red Line Wood, Red Oak and Black Oak
  • Dimensions
    • 2400cm x 1200cm x 750cm
  • Availability – Immediate Exclusive to Ixaxa Delivery Within 48 Hours 
Boardroom Furniture Setup

ST Rectangular Board Room Table

ST Rectangular Board Room Table

  • Dimensions
    • 180cm x 90cm x 75cm
  • Availability – immediate – Exclusive to Ixaxa 
Boardroom Furniture Setup

STE Oval Board Room Table

STE Oval Board Room Table

  • Availability – Immediate

 

 

Board Room Chairs Available At Ixaxa:

The best option to opt for when it comes to Board Room Chairs, would be Ixaxa’s Stack Chairs.

Boardroom Furniture Setup

Armchair-Upholstered

Armchair-Upholstered

  • Availability – Immediate
Boardroom Furniture Setup

Fila

Fila

  • Fila is a multi-purpose events chair.  It’s unique Ready-Link system makes neatly aligned rows in seconds and the ability to Stack Straight up after the event makes storage a breeze.
  • Fila is a must for any event indoors or outdoors.
  • Availability – 6 to 8 Weeks
Boardroom Furniture Setup

Kopi-O

Kopi-O

  • The Kopi-O is designed to add simple style to any location.  Indoor or Outdoor locations are inhanced by this sturdy and versatile chair.  This light weight chair comes in both 4 leg and sled legged systems and is easilly stackable.
  • Availability – 6 to 8 Weeks
Boardroom Furniture Setup

Lapis

Lapis

  • The Lapis is a delightful alternative to old boring public seating.
  • It is durable, stackable and comes in the following colours: White, Mango, Red, Olive, Blue, Grey and Black.
  • Availability – 6 to 8 Weeks
Boardroom Furniture Setup

Stacker-500-Plastic-Seat-And-Back

Stacker-500-Plastic-Seat-And-Back

  • Availability – Immediate
Boardroom Furniture Setup

Stacker 500 NEW

Stacker-500-NEW

  • Availability – Immediate
Boardroom Furniture Setup

Side Chair

SIDE-CHAIR

  • Availability – Immediate

 

There other furniture options to consider when setting up a Board Room. This will all depend on your industry and requirements. To view Ixaxa’s range of Board Room Furniture, click here.

 

Click here to place your order for your Board Room Furniture Today!

 

Source credits:

http://www.conference.place/tips/meeting-room-setup-styles/

 

All opinions expressed in this article are not the onus of the publisher nor supplier.

 

Modular Conference Tables – Pros and Cons Discussed

Modular Conference Tables – Pros and Cons Discussed

Modular conference room tables have the innate capability to transform any area into a multi-functional podium. They come in different shapes, sizes and colours. Rectangular shaped tables offer more of leadership style conferencing with presentations while U-shaped conference tables are ideal for board member meetings with more interactions. They are also best when you have audio visual presentations are on tow.

Pros and Cons of Modular Office Tables

They can be transformed into multifunctional room, you are not limited to one static design that either fits or does not fit into one specific space.

They are effective in encouraging better discussions and decision-making; due to their intrinsic design, they not only encourage open communication, but also re3moves the “head of the table” scenario and allows for a feeling that all are on the same level for communication.

They allow incomparable versatility; no more solid pieces which cannot be moved or customised. Hello versatility!

They offer great value for money and definitely help save some.

However, modular boardroom tables are great in many ways, they can be conversation deterrents if the crowd is too big. Also, certain designs do not allow face-to-face conversation.

How are Modular Conference Tables Configured?

The way tables, chairs, and other furniture is configured in the conference room is often an afterthought for conference planners, but more importance should be placed on the meeting room layout. The seating arrangement has a direct impact on the way communication is conducted, and influences the dynamics of relationships between attendees.

  • Theatre Style Seating

Involves rows of chairs facing the front of the room, with no tables. There is typically an aisle running from the back to the front of the room, allowing guests easier access to their seats.

Pros:

  • Great for sessions where all of the action is at the front of the room.
  • Allows for the maximum seated capacity to be achieved.
  • Clear status distinction between attendees and speakers (could also be a ‘con’).

Cons:

  • One-to-many communication, which isn’t helpful for teamwork or dialogue.
  • Little flexibility to move around the room, with guests largely confined to their seats.
  • U-Shape Style Seating

Tables & chairs are arranged in an open ended ‘U’ shape configuration, with the audience facing inwards.

Pros:

  • All guests are still able to easily view the front of the room.
  • Presenters can walk through the open space within the ‘U’ to engage with attendees.
  • Allows for open dialogue amongst attendees whilst they’re seated at the tables.

Cons:

  • Valuable conference room space is often lost in the centre of the ‘U’, impacting how many guests can be seated in the conference room.
  • Some audience members will be seated slightly side-on with the presentation.
  • Clusters Or Groups Of Tables

Tables (can be round or rectangular) are arranged purposefully around the room.

Pros:

  • Great for both listening to presentations and working in teams.
  • If set ‘cabaret’ style, all attendees are facing the front of the conference room.
  • Using tables of different sizes allows for the layout to be customised for your event numbers and how many people you would like to a group.

Cons:

  • If seats are set around all sides of a table, some guests will have their backs to the front of the room.
  • Can sometimes be an inefficient use of floor space, with seating capacity reduced by the many tables.
  • Classroom Style Seating

Tables are configured in rows across the conference room, perpendicular to the presenter at the front of the room. Chairs are then positioned behind the tables, facing the front.

Pros:

  • All seats are facing the front of the conference room.
  • A fairly good layout for maximising conference room floor space.

Cons:

  • Difficult to work in groups, with guests largely confined to their seating rows.
  • Guests may associate the set up with being back at school, and therefore feel spoken to, rather than part of an open discussion.
  • Strategically placing aisles around the room to aid access can be tricky.
  • Boardroom Style Seating

Guests are seated around all four sides of a long, elongated table. Often, the facilitator/presenter is seated with guests at the board table, rather than standing at the front of the room.

Pros:

  • Favourable for discussions between all attendees in the group.
  • Everyone is sharing the one table space, conducive to completing shared tasks.
  • Having everyone seated at the one table implies equality amongst all in attendance.

Cons:

  • Difficult to break-off and work in smaller groups.
  • If a projector is being used, chairs must be strategically placed to allow all guests to have a clear view. This could mean only sitting around three of the four sides of a table.

 

We might not sell modular office desks at Ixaxa, but we have a solution for you. For more info or professional advice, click here to get in touch with us today!

Source credits:

 

https://blog.countryplace.com.au/the-pros-cons-of-5-conference-room-setup-styles http://officetaste.com/versatility-new-thing-modular-conference-table/

 

 

What Does Your Boardroom Table Say About Your Company?

What Does Your Boardroom Table Say About Your Company?

If an interior design consultant told you, “Tables are necessary for a meeting room,” you might ask for a refund. However, there are other elements at play here. The conference table is such an important aspect of a meeting; it simply can’t be overlooked as just another surface area where notepads are placed.

The conference table dictates seating placement which can change the mood of the meeting you’re having. Here are three table shapes and the different purposes they serve:

 

Rectangular Boardroom Tables

This classic table shape is used from boardrooms to dinner tables. It conveys hierarchy because those at the head(s) of the table can see everyone else while the others in attendance must change position according to who is talking. Increasing the length in the table quite literally increases the power distance between those on the sides and those on the end. An unequal width:length ratio can sometimes reflect the unequal power the “head” of the table has over the rest. This is perhaps why very long tables are used in executive board rooms, rather than collaborative brainstorming sessions.

While a rectangular table might be the simplest choice, the parameters of a rectangle table will also convey quite a lot about the company structure and attitudes towards collaboration to guests and potential employees.

 

U-Shaped Boardroom Table

A U-shaped meeting table has two advantages. First, the U-shape sacrifices a large portion of surface area and seating to bring the focus to the open side of the table. This design is useful during presentations, video conferences, or product demos. A presenter can walk straight up to any viewer can speak directly to him or her, hand out materials, or even teach a technique one on one.

Secondly, this efficiency of space and surface area can give the room a more productive “feel.” Chairs around a U-shaped table are usually comfortable, but not luxurious. The U-shape is a conscious choice by the company to use space efficiently. Its purpose is to bring information to the forefront of the meeting. Attendants will subconsciously be aware of that, thus contributing to a more information-based, investigative atmosphere.

 

Round Boardroom Table

A round table can be jarring for those entering a meeting space for the first time, and there are some serious downsides to them:

  • There can be a lack of personal surface area for notepads, laptops etc.
  • If the table is too large it can be hard to talk across it, but a table that is too small can be uncomfortably intimate.
  • The round table can pose difficulties for a presenter wishing to convey the same experience to the person seated directly next to him and those seated across the table.

However, for all its faults, a round table does have an important redeeming quality: equality. Round tables are great for collaborative work environments, peer criticism meetings, and customer interactions. Even if two individuals are sitting right next to each other on a corner of a rectangular table, they might view each other in a more adversarial role than if they were sitting at a round table. After all, no matter where you sit, you’re always on the same side.

 

Looking for some advice on what type of boardroom table will help you convey the message you want? Click here to get in touch with us today!

 

h/t to mydoorsign.com for this excellent info!

Boardroom Tables Johannesburg: Things to Consider, Styles to Choose From and What to Avoid

Boardroom Tables Johannesburg:  Things to Consider, Styles to Choose From and What to Avoid

A boardroom table is many things to many people; it is a possible talking point for a nervous candidate being interviewed. It is the impromptu gathering area for baby showers and surprise cake-and-tea for staff birthdays. It is where people gather to discuss great ideas and brainstorm their brand to the next level.

A boardroom table should be able to handle the daily use of an n office environment, and also be able to meet the requirements of everything we’ve just mentioned. A “cheap” boardroom table will be more costly few years down the line; we do suggest opting for a quality piece of furniture in this instance, and we’re going to explain what to look for, what styles might suit you best as well as what to avoid when purchasing a boardroom desk for your business.

 

What To Look for in a Boardroom Table

Likely the most important thing to consider when 0urghasing a boardroom table is the size of it; will it fit into your boardroom –comfortably (i.e. I with chairs and sufficient space to move them around) – and also how well the table is going to accommodate the amount of people you anticipate having daily use for it.

Once you know if you need a 6-setaer, 8-seater or even 16-seater table, you can then begin your journey to finding the exact right boardroom able.

Another big consideration to make is the style of the table and the aesthetic it portrays; no use in opting for antique mahogany that costs you a fortune, when the overall look of your office is industrial chic. Opting for pieces that tie in with your general décor theme is a great idea, and even better if it could be a featured piece.

If space restrictions are a problem for you, consider an interchangeable table setup; design and technology have ensured that folding mechanisms, also known as interlocking pieces, used in the manufacture of boardroom tables enable various arrangements in size and shape of boardroom tables to be configured to allow for individual preferences and needs.

 

What Style Will Suit my Company’s Image?

It’s hard to have a definitive answer to this, but a few basic guidelines may include:

If your office is modern, choosing steel and white as a finishing will allow a more modern feel throughout the business.

A classically-styled business environment will usually opt for dark-wood finishing’s, oak, mahogany etc. Ensuring your chairs have a similar quality finish will tie together the entire room beautifully.

Whichever style suits your office space the best is the one you should go for; if you are happy to mix and match the chairs in your boardroom, use it as a feature piece, while staying in the lanes of “safety” may allow for a separate feature piece altogether.

What Should I Avoid When Selecting my Boardroom Desk?

While it might be extremely tempting to go for the cheapest desk that might fit all your staff around it, it’s not always the best option in the long-run. Cheaper tables are subject to weakness and specific “weak points”, which may be gravely affected by people who are not familiar with those weak-points unknowingly placing pressure on them.

 

No matter what type of image you aim to convey, it will be smashed into smithereens the second that table either splinters, collapses or loses a piece – especially if this were to happen in the midst of an important meeting!

Choosing furniture that is supplied directly to you from an importer is your best bet at reaching equilibrium in quantity vs quality.

 

View our exclusive range of quality boardroom tables here!

 

If you’d like to chat with us, arrange to come and see our showroom or just get quotes on superior quality boardroom tables, click here to get in touch or call us on 010 040 3002!