Seminar table programs

Seminar table programs refer specifically to modular systems designed to accommodate academic and professional seminars.

Naturally, some seminar table programs fall into the more general category of expansive modular table systems. These include Wijtse Rodenburg’s ‘Ahrend 500’ for Ahrend, which allows multiple geometric configurations; Norman Foster’s ‘Nomos’ seminar table program for TECNO, in which an elegant, stylised, metal skeleton supports the worktop; to Jens Korte’s ‘Lacrosse’ for Casala, where folding legs ensure efficient and economical storage.

In the case of Justus Kolberg’s sleek ‘NESTYis3’ for Interstuhl, and Komplot Design’s ‘Tempest Table’ for Howe, both of them have castor mounted bases in order to increase their mobility. Further enhancing their functionality, the former seminar table program integrates power and connectivity modules, while the latter has a flipping desktop, enabling nesting during stored. Both system include optional modesty panels.

‘Axis’ seminar table program by Senator and Erik Magnussen’s ‘Click’ by Engelbrechts are specifically developed for seminars: both consist of individual desks with modesty panels, which can be simply repeated, or joined together, either directly or using an intermediate connecting element.

Alberto Meda’s ‘MedaMorph Freeform table’ for Vitra is a large, singular piece, whose end shape may be specified by the client, and which can cluster seminar attendees into smaller working groups. Conversely, Murat Erciyas’s ‘Due’ seminar table program for ERSA is a system of individual, modular desks arranged in a circle, with optional acoustic and privacy screens between individual participants.

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