By including conference rooms in the planning of workspaces built around the modular or systems furniture concept a company creates a cohesive visual impression. As with systems furniture used in open offices, modular conference room configurations can be easily changed without the high cost, noise, dirt and distraction accompanying alterations to permanent wall construction. Think More than Conference
“Conference rooms consume floor space and should be designed for maximum utility,” Bassil says. “Other uses include board meetings, personnel training or special events. Today’s modular office furniture system components allow almost limitless variety in designing and furnishing these spaces, whatever their size.
“Although the room can be multi-functional the first design criterion is that is a conference room,” Bassil says. “While this seems obvious, office planners sometimes are distracted by attempting to accommodate every possible use of the space. Those uses should be viewed as alternatives. Instead designers should focus on what types of conferences will be held, then select construction components that support the prime function. “If privacy is essential then movable floor-to-ceiling wall panels and solid doors should be specified to minimize sound transmission,” he recommends. “MAiSPACE movable walls have a sound transmission coefficient (STC) of 32 or better. Double-glazed clear, patterned or frosted glass panel segments counter a closed in feeling while supporting privacy.” Because wall segments attach non-destructively to floors and ceilings, they can be relocated without damaging carpeting or ceiling tiles. “This feature of MAiSPACE supports perimeter or configuration changes that can be made overnight,” Bassil points out. If full privacy is not required, the MAiSPACE 14-gauge steel knockdown, ready-to-assemble (RTA) framing system readily supports stackable/destackable panels for walls to 14 feet in height. “This also allows the use of solid and glass panels as a design element,” Bassil says. “Sliding doors, also in translucent Plexiglas, add another element of style without requiring extra floor space.”
MAiSPACE Frees the Imagination
One of the beauties of the modular MAiSPACE stackable panel and framing system is that it does not limit designs to 90 degree corners. “Depending on the availability of floor space devoted to the room, hexagonal, octagonal and pentagonal designs can be accommodated,” Bassil says. “These create a striking visual appearance suggesting that the hosting organization has the ability to think outside the box.” Panel segments in more than 18 varieties provide designers an opportunity to create exciting interiors with MAiSPACE. In addition to glass these include brushed, perforated, patterned and painted steel; fabrics in a wide range of textures and colors; tackable tiles, marker board, paper management and beautiful wood grain finishes. Power and data outlets can be incorporated into wall panels or table tops. Furnishings and Services
The conference table dominates the room and if the room serves other functions, durability is essential, but not at the expense of beauty and style.
MAiSPACE provides tables in durable woodgrain CoversealTM finishes or in high-end colored laminates. Racetrack tables encourage collaboration while boat shape suggests hierarchy. Modular designs are available to support easy reconfiguration and transformation to accommodate multiple functions.
MAiCHAIR seating by MAiSPACE is the most affordable, fully functional ergonomic seating line on the market today. The chairs boast style and adjustment features associated with much more expensive chairs and include a flexible backrest that conforms to the spine and provides critical support in the lumbar region.
Credenzas, occasional chairs, side and serving tables are part of the flexible conference room plan. Other accouterments include lighting and decorative items.
MAiSPACE conference rooms can be fitted with a plug-and-play voice, data and power cabling system laid in behind panel segments and integrated into table tops to allow participants to plug in their laptops. As with MAiSPACE cubicles and other options in open office systems furniture, conference room cabling can easily be modified or moved without disrupting the entire office network.
Custom Conference Rooms at an Affordable Price
“Our global sourcing, supply chain management, just in time manufacturing and nationwide distribution system enables us to install conference rooms at price points averaging 40% lower than some of the most recognized names in the contract furniture industry,” Bassil says. “This is not at the expense of quality as we offer a lifetime warranty and guarantee against obsolescence.” MAiSPACE.com will help business owners and operators make smart choices in Systems Furniture and Office Cubicles for their offices and selecting the right Create Custom Conference Rooms with Systems Furniture.