5 Modern Conference Room Designs We Love

Even though many workers are gravitating toward relaxed office environments, the modern conference room remains a vital part of today's workplace. They offer private space for larger meetings, provide an area to discuss confidential topics, and accommodate formal gatherings. A home to meetings and collaborative sessions, conference rooms are a key component of your office. They are home to collaboration and a spot to make a design statement. Here are five of our favorite conference rooms design ideas.

1. The Modern Conference Room

Elegant conference room chairs placed around a long table creates a modern meeting room setting. These spaces are equipped for large teams and provide equal access as meeting participants gather around the table. Perfect for idea sharing and collaboration, the modern conference room supports today’s creative worker.

Long modern conference table surrounded by grey office chairs set in meeting room with glass doors
The Potrero415 Table paired with Massaud Conference Seating provides a new standard of craft and residential sensibility in today’s modern conference room.

2. The Relaxed Conference Room

A more relaxed atmosphere in the conference room encourages collaboration, creativity and the flow of ideas. A conference table at a lower height, a supportive lounge chair offering comfort for long meetings, and a collaborative whiteboard will keep attendees at ease.

Mustard colored lounge chairs around a glass conference table in front of interactive whiteboards for technology connection
The SW_1 Lounge Chair elegantly complements the SW_1 Conference Table to create a relaxed atmosphere while the Exponents Mobile Whiteboard will stimulate collaborative and connected conversations.

3. The Studio

Meetings often happen outside traditional conference rooms. Today, creativity requires destinations that foster active engagement and equal opportunity to contribute. A studio space, often with a standing height table and wall space for sharing and iterating, can make the creative process more collaborative.

Coworkers having a meeting around two, narrow conference tables in a studio style meeting room
John Hamilton, Coalesse Director of Global Design, gathers his team around a standing height table. Exponents Mobile Display creates a space for sharing content and ideas.

4. The Cafe

Employees seek cafe spaces to connect and refresh, and they have become a popular spot for face-to-face meetings. Designed with a “third place” vibe, cafes in the office provide a friendlier, more welcoming atmosphere than a traditional, private conference room.

Two team members collaborate in cafe meeting space at standing-height table and wood stools
Enea Cafe Wood Stools around standing-height Potrero415 Table allow space for a casual, impromptu meeting. Also pictured, LessThanFive Chairs pair perfectly with Montara650 Table as a social focal point in a cafe setting.

5. The Ideation Hub

When colleagues need to create and collaborate, a space that encourages movement and features technology is key. Stool-height seating provides equal opportunity to contribute as people co-create, refine and share ideas. These settings support generative collaboration sessions and promote the fluid interaction between people, ideas, tools and technology. Learn more about the Ideation Hub.

Woman sits on stool at standing-height table, as another man and woman stand and collaborate on Microsoft Surface Hub technology
Montara650 Stools and Microsoft Surface Hub enable teammates to interact and create during a meeting.

Published On: September 6, 2017
Filed under: Great Spaces

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