4 Questions to Answer Before Choosing Your Conference Room Furniture


Are your meetings feeling a little stagnant lately? Are creative solutions hard to come by in those bi-monthly meetings, perhaps? Maybe it’s not the employees, and maybe it’s not that generic coffee you’re serving or the grocery store bagels. It just might be the conference room environment, including the furniture itself.

Although there are many options for redesigning a conference room, it’s the furniture in the room that will actually be used the most.


To determine what furniture you need, the first step is to ask yourself these four questions:

  • What do you want to accomplish in your meetings? Is it to deliver routine news and updates, or brainstorm and collaborate on creative ideas and solutions?
  • How many people attend these meetings? This will determine how much space you need and also seating arrangements.
  • How long are these meetings? If your meetings are often an hour or more long, you will want to consider not only comfortability but also table and chair configurations to help keep all attendees interested and involved.
  • Do you want to stand out in your clients’ or customers’ eyes? If you meet with your clients or customers in your conference room, impressions matter. What impression do you want to give?

All four answers are important in deciding the best furniture to choose for your conference room. Here are a few options you may not have considered yet but could be just the answer you’re looking for.


Multi-Media Tables. The world has become increasingly visually oriented, so consider including Multi-Media Tables. These tables are designed for co-working environments and have built-in electrical and USB power, along with monitor mounts. There are several table configurations for group viewing available.


Stand up conference tables: Do you encourage participation in your meetings, and want everyone to stay involved? If so, stand up conference tables may be an option to explore. With these tables, add stools for those who wish to take a break and sit down as they listen.

Make an impression with your conference room furniture, to both your clients and customers, and your own employees. For help with this, contact Worthington Direct today to explore new furniture options.

It’s Time to Invest in a Portable Handwashing Sink

If there’s one thing the year 2020 has taught us, it’s that good hand hygiene is more important than ever. According to experts at the Cleveland Clinic, it’s one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep yourself and the people you love healthy.

Practicing good hand hygiene involves regular handwashing. Unless hands are visibly soiled, an alcohol-based hand rub is preferred over soap and water in most clinical situations due to evidence of better compliance compared to soap and water. Hand rubs are generally less irritating to hands and are effective in the absence of a sink…Hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when visibly soiled, before eating, and after using the restroom.  (CDC)

Which is all very well unless you do not have ready access to clean water.

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How Soft Seating and Planner Tables Improve Educational Focus

With all a teacher does today, very little of it is at their own discretion. Most of it is set forth by committee, through legislature, et cetera. Classroom layout, however, is one area over which a teacher often retains full control.

The teacher should be able to justify the layout of the classroom based on certain educational objectives, according to environmental psychologist Robert Sommer, there is no ideal classroom for all educational exercises.

Soft Seating by Smith System

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Introducing Makerspace Design in the Classroom

Smith System Planner Studio Tables

Transform Any Space to Support Collaborative Work with Makerspace Furniture

Librarians do it. Teachers favor it. Community organizations implement it. It is a collaborative workspace that encourages learners following a STEM curriculum to explore, hands-on, their interests. With Makerspace furniture, you can support learners by creating the right environment for creativity to thrive.

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