Through their experience with the architectural design and development of training and conference venues, Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby came to recognise the need for a new, simple table system. Modern, communication-based methods of presentation and learning require adaptable table configurations. Team meetings and workshops are generally conducted at smaller clusters of tables, while open discussions are suited to circular groupings and conventional presentations call for layouts oriented to the speaker. The Map Table system is designed to satisfy these varying demands. The tables are quickly and easily rearranged and can be stacked if necessary.