Work takes many forms—from solitary concentration to group brainstorming. In response, Q tables take many forms. A broad array of shapes and sizes provides hard-working solutions for workstations, conference rooms, and training areas. With an extensive selection of laminates, veneers, base finishes, and options, Q tables integrate nicely into any systems furniture or freestanding furniture environment.
What's In It For You
Just What You Need
For individuals or small meetings. Compact teardrop-shaped work tables ride on casters and roll into action easily as an extra surface for guests—or a meeting requiring lots of work surface. Square and round tables fit easily into workstations to add surface space.
For group work. Racetrack, oval, rectangular, conference, and half-round tables, in a variety of sizes, support meetings and collaboration and can be securely ganged.
For training, when large groups get together. Rectangular training tables have fixed or folding legs. Grommets route wires. You can also add a hinged modesty panel and cable manager.
A full selection of accessories—including a cart that holds six folding tables, ganging kits, modesty panels, and wire manager kits—equip Q tables to respond effectively to individual needs.
Range of Looks
Choice of laminates. Solid, fiber, frosted, patterned, and wood grain.
Choice of veneers. Recut and wood, including Geiger.
Choices for columns and bases. Seven finishes, including Metallic Champagne and Metallic Silver.
Choice of edges. Squared edges are available on all tables; bullnose edges are available on round, oval, and racetrack tables.
A Lasting Solution
Built with steel bases, high-pressure laminate tops, and PVC edge bands, Q tables are made for a long life of heavy use.
When Tim Wallace was 11 years old, he and his family moved from England to Pennsylvania. "The three years we spent living in Pennsylvania had a huge impact on me," Wallace recalls. "It really broadened my horizons. I came to the U.S. as a naive little English kid and left with my eyes opened to how big and diverse the world is."
Living abroad was the catalyst for Wallace's love of exploring, which has served him well as a furniture designer. "I like to gather information and learn about all the issues from as many places as possible when working on projects," he says. "I do a lot of research before I actually start to design."
Designing for an international market has its own set of challenges. Although working on Abak Environments crossed many cultural lines, "we came up with a set of core components, or families, that can be put together in different ways to shift the emphasis, depending on particular needs," says Wallace. "It was a fascinating project to work on, and what we achieved was enormously satisfying."
Wallace says he's part of a small group of U.K. designers who are trying hard to influence the industry overall. "My goal when designing furniture is to make it relevant for the way we live. It shouldn't be exclusive or impenetrable. It needs to be accessible to everyone."