Journal Working at the table
At the table

Working at the table

The technical definition of a table is a 'flat, slab-like top supported on one or more legs or other supports'. But a table is so much more than that. It is a place. The place where we spend most of the day - some quiet time, intimate time with our significant other or socialising with a group. It is a dynamic place that is used in many different ways. To eat, talk, read, work or relax. A place that can be very formal or where you can just be yourself. A practical, straight table where people sit opposite each other for a meeting or official business or just a simple round table for socialising and where everyone can get a little closer to each other.

Our working environment is changing. In the modern office we no longer simply sit at individual desks, the table has rather become a dynamic workplace where we hold informal discussions with colleagues, where we put down our laptop for flexible working, where we convene for an important meeting or where we enjoy lunch together. The table is the hub around which many working days revolve, where we work, communicate and share knowledge.