Solid white oak conference table in an industrial office design setting

Industrial office design blends corporate and home decor

February 5, 2024

Look at this — the Javorina XX dining table in a meeting room is an absolutely rad take on office furniture. Does all office furniture need to look like office furniture? We believe not. Our design belief is that a modern office should have a human scale with surroundings that combine sophistication, ergonomics, and beautiful living. Modern offices should be cozy yet functional, sophisticated yet human.

While living spaces and office spaces are different animals, they always intersect. At their headquarters in Mountain View, California, Intuit has the dining table where in 1983 Scott Cook and Tom Proulx discussed their early ideas for creating personal finance software Quicken, the first software title for a company that became renowned for its SMB-focused Quickbooks accounting software. Cook's dining table has a special significance for the Silicon Valley-based founders, reflecting that great foundational business ideas are born everywhere — in the office, at home, or on a walk.

Industrial office with gray concrete walls with honey-colored solid white oak conference table and oak office chairs by European furniture maker Javorina.
Solid white oak conference room table Javorina XX with Javorina Jura chairs balance out the minimalism of stark concrete walls.

Javorina, a premier European designer and manufacturer of high-end solid white oak furniture, adheres to the same startup mentality. A playful and pleasant office should not be an exclusive domain of leading technology and software startups. Here, the interior designer worked with a client who converted a former industrial space, a concrete batching plant, into a modern office space. The Javorina XX Dining Table is the centerpiece of the conference room. And just like with Steve Cook's kitchen dining table, the interior designer gave the space a spirit of unbound creativity, free of the traditional corporate environment.

Office with gray concrete walls and sculptural Javorina XX confrence table and Jura solid white oak chairs
This sculptural Javorina XX dining table and Jura solid white oak chairs provide a welcome warmth to this industrial office.

The textural properties of the solid white oak and sculptural properties of this conference table, in combination with iconic dining chairs Jura, create an almost perfect bridge between the rich industrial history of the space and its re-birth as a modern office.

Javorina first introduced the XX Dining Table in 2019. Product and furniture designer Lucie Koldová says the name of the dining and side tables, Javorina XX Collection, comes from the distinctive cross shape of the base, which symbolizes a center of human interaction.

Interior designers — take notice.