Apr 10 18

Case study – Antique Table v. Martin Table

Verco Martin table

Antique Table versus Modern Martin Table

We recently had an enquiry from a lady who had the “interesting task” (her words) of sourcing a boardroom table and chairs that were going to work in a historical Solicitors building that dated back to 1732. She had in mind a 3 metre long antique boardroom table but the tables she had found online cost over £4000.

Personal touch

The lady said that she could send me photographs of the room and the space available. However, I would rather go and meet a potential client to get to know them, discuss ideas they have and what they would like to achieve.  I like to see the room in person so that I can get a feel for the room, measure up, check the access and the stairways if applicable.

The room…

The room was a good size, rectangular, with a lot of the original features and a large window at one end, so quite a pleasant space. The meeting room was in a ground floor location so my fitters would be happy. There were some fitted bookcases at one side and a cupboard at the end so I took them into account along with the position of the doorway.

Table selection

Although the client first thought of an antique table, I felt that our latest, modern table would look and fit great. The Martin table made by Verco has only been out for one year. It has a black matt laminate top with a soft touch and feel. It features a nanotechnology finish which makes it anti-fingerprint and small scratches can be ‘healed’ by rubbing with a dry sponge. Once the client felt a small sample of the matt black top she was hooked!

Table size

Although there a wide selection of standard sizes, the client required a 3 metre x 1.2 metre Martin table which we were able to get made for them.

Verco Martin table

Cable access

The Martin table comes as standard with a series of cable access panels running down the centre of the table which may be specified in black or white Perspex, fabric or veneer. These can simply be lifted and cable dropped straight through the table top to the floor below. This meant that the projector could be sited on the table top and the cables placed neatly beneath.

Martin table cable access panels

Delivery and installtion

As the table was a special size, delivery lead time was 6 weeks. We deliver and install all of our furniture so we arranged a convenient date that suited the client and her schedule. Installation of the table along with 10 leather chairs from Dynamic Office Seating took only one hour.


The Martin table looked fantastic and the client was very happy. We saved her a lot of money over the original idea of an antique table and were able to supply a table to her exact requirements. Our personal service was appreciated to make sure the end result was perfect.

What about you?

By now, hopefully, you may well be considering a new meeting table for your organisation? Our personal service may also be of interest to you? Well please get in touch and I will come out to have a chat and see how we may be of help. Email me direct mark@lismark.co.uk or call for a chat on 0116 251 7741.

Lismark Office Products Limited,
Unit D, Magna Road,
South Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 4ZH

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