A table is more than just a working surface; it’s a gathering place. Humans have a natural tendency to want to gather together in casual communal areas such as kitchens and living rooms and tables are typically a central point of those areas. At home, you and your family might tend to gather around a kitchen or dining room table. In the workplace, these gathering areas may be a lounge area or a conference room.
The conference room should be a natural draw for workers who need to collaborate, but Coalesse’s research has shown that isn’t always the case. In fact, they found that conference rooms are frequently underutilized and do little to inspire people to come together and create quality work. Traditional conference room tables can be seen as intimidating and imposing, often creating physical distance between teammates. Tables with a more inviting appearance are usually intended for residential spaces and aren’t designed with the needs of a workplace in mind.
To invite people back into the conference room, Coalesse created the Potrero415 table, a reinvention of the classic sawhorse worktable that is designed to accommodate the needs of the modern workplace. The Potrero415 is simultaneously welcoming in appearance and conducive to work. Sturdy yet lightweight, the Potrero415 lacks the bulky appearance of traditional conference room tables and helps the work environment feel more like a casual, communal area. Its hollow aluminum legs can conceal cables as they run down to the floor, helping to eliminate unsightly clutter. Tabletops and legs can be customized to suit any style and to allow for varying levels of integration with technology.
With Potrero415, meeting spaces can be a place for workers to gather, collaborate and connect, just as comfortably as at home.
Read more about the creation of the Potrero415 table at Coalesse.com.