Today’s business events aren’t just about business — there’s almost always an element of socialization that takes place before, after, or even during an event. When you’re planning a networking event, you can harness the camaraderie and excitement that events like these can breed, because teams that can hang out together become stronger units at work.
Small events or large events can become opportunities for your teams to enjoy each other’s company and get to know each other better. The event doesn’t always have to be about work — it can be an opportunity to play as well. Embrace the elements of fun that your events can foster.
Flexible Furniture Solutions for the Working Event
You may wonder what to do after a networking event. Social time doesn’t have to end when the official event is over. Or you can put on pre-event activity in the same space that allows attendees to get to know each other. You may even want to build elements of play into an event.
You can do all of these things when you choose the right furniture pieces. Flexible furniture can serve the business functions of your event as well as encourage fun and play after the event. Here are some of the furniture pieces you can choose to make your next event perfect for work and play.
The Square Couch
Square, double-sized couches are terrific options for a multipurpose event. Choose options with a low back or high back. Sofas that have tables built into their corners work well for note-taking on paper or on a device during a meeting or breakout session. And they’re also perfect for drinks and snacks while socializing afterward.
Tables that have power hubs built into them make dead phone batteries a thing of the past. The sofas are comfortable enough for sitting through a meeting or hanging out during a social hour. Sofas with vinyl upholstery are both stylish and easy to clean — there’s no need to worry about spills at your working event.
The Modern Modular Sofa
Modular sofas in sleek modern designs are always a good addition to your next event lineup. Consider a classic white modular sofa when you think of modern looks, but you also have so many more choices at your fingertips. You can combine modular sofas in rectangular or curved configurations to fit your event theme or design.
Some modular sofas have outlets that allow eventgoers to charge devices or laptops, and some sofas come equipped with dual-purpose tables that are perfect for meetings or eating and drinking. Opt for sofas with a high or low back or choose arms or no arms. You don’t have to worry about the weather at your outdoor event when you choose weatherproof outdoor designs. No matter what you choose, your sofas will work stylishly for both business and fun.
The Modern Modular Sectional
If you’re looking for the next generation of modern seating that allows you practically endless choices, check out modular sectionals. Sectionals take your sofas to the next level by allowing you loads of options for configuration and customization. Just as with modular sofas, you have options for power, attached tables, and high or low backs with a convertible sectional or a square sectional couch. Sectionals with ottomans provide easy casual seating.
The best thing about modular sectional seating is your ability to configure individual sectional sofa pieces in a way that fits your event best. You can curve your sectionals or arrange them in a serpentine fashion. Or, you can even arrange them in squares or circles. Whatever way you configure your comfortable sectional pieces, they will serve you perfectly for work or play.
Multifunctional Chairs for Group Seating
Traditional folding chairs can be a thing of the past at your next working event. Today’s event chairs are more stylish, but they’re just as functional as they’ve ever been. Group seating chairs are easy to move around when transitioning from work to play at the event. Using chairs like these allows you to configure your event differently for business and for pleasure.
Multifunctional chairs are available in a variety of materials and colors, so you don’t have to settle for plain chairs in one color option. There are also indoor and outdoor choices available, so you don’t have to worry about the weather at your next event.
The Multi-Use Table
Creating an event that combines work and play isn’t just about seating. Your tables give you even more options for a multifunctional event. Today’s events don’t call for massive folding tables that don’t offer many functions. Choose smaller, sleeker tables that are portable and easier to configure in different ways.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to event tables. You can arrange indoor or outdoor coffee tables with sofas and sectionals because they work for notetaking as well as for socializing. Standing cocktail tables are perfect for networking and for hanging out before or after the event. You can find tables in just about any shape, size, and height.
When the time comes to plan your next corporate event, be sure to build time into the schedule for both work and play. Planning a multipurpose event doesn’t have to be intimidating when you have the right partner helping you.
CORT Events is your one-stop-shop for all the furniture and decor that fits your event, no matter the purpose or theme. If you’re looking for creative ideas and inspiration, CORT Events has all of those in spades. You can even count on us for space planning and other tools that make preparing for your event easy and fun.
On the day of your event, delivery and assembly are a breeze, and you can rest assured that the pieces you rent are sanitized and clean. Turn to CORT Events to help make your next event a rousing success.