A successful meeting room requires more than a large table and lots of chairs: an environment optimised for creative thinking and the communication of ideas needs to be one in which people can easily focus and concentrate on a specific task. The simplest way to achieve this is through symmetry: this interior design principle utilises a simple, visual pattern that’s easy for our minds to comprehend, thus creating a space that not only looks smart but also feels calm and relaxing.
Take this sophisticated and well-balanced meeting room in the German city of Frankfurt as inspiration. Working in harmony with the room’s architectural details, the design orbits around a sleek TRIBUTO II dining table, which measures a vast 3 meters in length and is easily able to accommodate 12 elegantly upholstered TOWNSVILLE armchairs in a uniform and democratic seating arrangement.
Overhead, an undulating TALIS ceiling lamp offers soft illumination and adds a jaunty rhythm with its seven silk shades, while a silk and wool HAMILTON rug effectively defines the primary work zone and ups the comfort factor.
Of course, every meeting room also requires storage. Here, that function is fulfilled by the angular NAPIER bookcase, which offers a blend of open shelves and cupboards, plus a pair of two-door NAJA sideboards, which come together to mirror the length of the dining table, and are topped off with coordinated HOBART table lamps placed correspondingly at either end.