Minimalist to classic conference spaces – the keys to success

Even if businesses these days mostly communicate via e-mails and phone calls, it’s still vital to decision-making and creative processes for people to meet in person. For over 20 years Wilkhahn has been developing intelligent conference space solutions which are based on extensive studies and experience in the real world. In the newsletter we regularly present selected examples of conference spaces recently furnished that have an informative character and are intended to provide inspiration.

Even if businesses these days mostly communicate via e-mails and phone calls, it’s still vital to decision-making and creative processes for people to meet in person. For over 20 years Wilkhahn has been developing intelligent conference space solutions which are based on extensive studies and experience in the real world. In the newsletter we regularly present selected examples of conference spaces recently furnished that have an informative character and are intended to provide inspiration.

 Graph conference chair at Taqa Steel

The light and understated ambience of the conference room suggests clarity and well-being at the same time. Photo: Taqa Steel

There’s nothing to distract you here. The conference room at Taqa Steel in Amsterdam sets itself apart with its subtle and stylish design. White panels on the walls and ceiling, flooring that shimmers in light grey and floor-to-ceiling windows create a bright and spacious appeal. A real highlight is a door in the middle that underscores the generous size of the rooms. This environment is perfect for the Graph conference chair with its slender silhouette and crisp lines. It offers conference attendees excellent comfort thanks to its three-dimensional flexibility that keeps body and mind on the ball.

A room with a view – for meetings in high places. Photo: Owen Raggett 

The conference room at investment company Baring Private Equity Asia hosts meetings with Singapore’s breath-taking skyline as the backdrop. The company’s based in an 18-storey high-rise in the centre of one of Asia's biggest cities. The streamlined design of the architecture is echoed in the furniture too, both in the distinctive shape of the Sola conference chair and in the Logon conference table system with its classy feeling of lightness. The growth rings on Logon’s genuine-wood veneer allude to the panelling on the media wall. Multi-media equipment plays a key role here and in another of BPEA’s newly designed conference rooms. Thanks to monitors, cameras, microphones and loudspeakers, people in other branches can join in meetings via video conferences. The wiring and sockets for the equipment and for mobile devices are integrated into the conference tables.

The first-class design of Lukoil’s conference room makes it ideal for important meetings with business partners or colleagues. Photo: Kobie Rhodes

Another example from Singapore shows how to marry an open-plan design with an atmosphere where people can concentrate on the task at hand. The conference room at oil company Lukoil is separated from the rest of the office by a glass partition and by a wall that provides some privacy. Indirect lighting ensures the space is pleasantly bright and high-tech fabrics improve the acoustics. In the middle is the Graph conference range. The combination of conference table and chairs conveys the sense of an aesthetic and functional unit. 

For more about conference room design see the “Conferencing Workbook”

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