Friday, September 19, 2014
SurfaceWorks has released Rapport™, a uniform collection of conference furniture addressing needs that range from casual to formal settings, small to large groups, and personal to technology-assisted interactions. Designed by Jim Contois, Rapport offers meeting and gathering furniture which integrates technology and people in an attractive, streamlined way in order to address the multiple ways today’s worker meets, Rapport includes tables that fi ll a number of needs. The Rapport Lounge-Height Conference Table serves informal, seated gatherings, while the Rapport Island provides a touch-down for informal stand-up collaboration. The more formal Rapport Conference Table and Media Table provide more traditional solutions to meetings.
The integration of power and data was one of the most important goals in SurfaceWorks’ development of Rapport. Its data trough was developed to reflect the same curvi-linear style as the furniture’s legs. The data trough has two widths to appropriately correspond to the table top size, and the number of data and power ports expand with the trough as well. Trough fi nishes coordinate with leg fi nishes for a cohesive overall aesthetic, and sliding doors close to conceal power units and the users’ other media accessories. The trough is available in the Rapport Conference Table and Rapport Media Table.
With the growing popularity of lounge spaces in work environments, Rapport’s Lounge-Height Conference Table is designed to offer a large, multi-person solution to low-height gatherings. Its x-style base offers plenty of leg room, and sizes up to 96” provide unprecedented size that lends itself to being used by multiple groups at a single table.