In our previous blog entry, we took a look at conference room tables. Since forcing your end users to sit on the floor during business meetings is usually frowned upon, you’ll probably want to buy some conference room chairs to go along with your table. If that’s the case, you’re in luck: We’ve looked at hundreds of conference room chairs and compiled a list of 10 that we think really stand out.
As we saw in the previous entry on tables, chairs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The trick here is to get chairs that aren’t stylistically the opposite of your table. For instance, if you’ve gone with a lush mahogany table out of The Godfather, you may want to refrain from buying hipster-y wooden stools to place around it.
And now without further ado, our list…
Farrah (National Office Furniture)
Respect (National Office Furniture)
Environmentally-conscious companies may want to consider National Office Furniture’s Respect line, which earns SCS Indoor Advantage Gold and level 2 certifications, which means it can contribute to LEED points.
Lavoro (National Office Furniture)
Valoví Chair (Opendesk)
Tivoli (Calibre Office Furniture)
For companies that are unable to avoid longer meetings, uncomfortable chairs are bad for business (except for perhaps the chiropractic business). Calibre’s Tivoli, which features a stretched structural synthetic mesh upholstered with 10mm thick injection molded polyurethane foam padding, is ideal for those longer marathon sessions.
Sculpe High Stools (Calibre Office Furniture)
There’s no rule that says conference tables need to have chairs. If your table is high enough, these stools from Calibre would get the job done just as well.
Balance Stool (Krost)
And now for something completely different: Not only does Krost’s self-balancing stool follow the user’s every movement, it also returns to its upright position after each use. For start-ups attempting to do something outside the box with their conference room, there are few better alternatives.
Page Chair (Boss Design)
For companies seeking a 60s vibe, Boss’s Page chair is a tour de force of retro chic.
RBG Task Chair (Teknion)
Teknion’s RBT (responsive back technology) chair incorporates patented technology that responds to the shape of the user’s back and supports continuous changes in posture.
This blog post previously appeared in the fourth chapter of our e-book Conference Room Design: A Guide For the Perplexed. To read the full e-book, click here.
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