The best way to calculate how many people can fit at different sized meeting tables is to calculate the perimeter of the table.
As a general rule, each person should have a minimum of 600mm space. A minimum of 600mm space each is necessary to have enough arm and leg room and to allow ease of movement to and from the table. Of course, the space requirements will vary for different types of settings. For an executive boardroom table up to 800mm is appropriate, but for a casual breakout table 600mm is fine.
Take a 3000mm wide by 1200mm deep meeting table for instance, it has a perimeter of 8400mm, so depending on the purpose of the table, we could potentially seat up to 14 people. However, this size is more commonly used as an executive boardroom table, so we would recommend between 10 or 12 seats. Another example is a 1500mm diameter table, which has a perimeter of approximately 4710mm. We would recommend a maximum of 7 people for this size table.
The space you elect for each person will also help determine which chairs can be used. Choosing a more compact chair maximises each person’s space. Chairs such as the Zoot, Arc, Sax and Ess are just a few of our compact chairs which allow more space for each user.
Below is a suggested guide for the amount of seats suited to different sized meeting tables.
3600W x 1200D 12-14 people
3000W x 1200D 10-12 people
2400W x 1200D 8-10 people
2100W x 1200D 6-8 people
See our range of Meeting Tables here.