Integrated Monitors – The new Dimension of Flexibility and Elegance

Advanced planning aspects for architects and designers

by Thorsten Nees

We help architects and designers understand the benefits and implementation possibilities of electromechanically retractable and extendable personal screens in large meeting rooms. Essentially, in-furniture screens improve visibility and interactivity, enable customization and discretion, and increase efficiency through seamless technological integration. Aesthetically, they contribute to a clean, modern design and offer ergonomic benefits.

It is important for architects and designers to pay attention to technical integration, user-friendliness, safety, durability, aesthetic coordination and ease of maintenance in order to create multifunctional and attractive meeting rooms that meet the diverse requirements of modern working environments.

Functional advantages

  1. Optimized use of space: Electromechanically retractable screens allow flexible use of the meeting room. When required, the screens can be raised to support presentations or collaborative work. When not required, the screens can be retracted to fully utilize the table space and hold a traditional meeting.
  2. Improved visibility and interactivity: As previously mentioned, personal screens provide each participant with a direct view of content. The ability to retract and extend allows this functionality to be activated or deactivated as required, increasing the flexibility and adaptability of the meeting room.
  3. Technological integration and future-proofing: The integration of electromechanical systems makes it easy to retrofit or maintain the screens. Modern control systems can be operated at the touch of a button or automatically via central room management systems.

Aesthetic and design benefits

  1. Clean and clear design: Retractable screens contribute to a particularly organized and elegant appearance of the meeting room. When the screens are retracted, only a smooth, uninterrupted table surface remains visible, which keeps the overall appearance of the room calm and uncluttered.
  2. Flexibility in interior design: The possibility of moving the screens in and out as required opens up even more design options for seating arrangements and room layouts. The room can be used for a variety of purposes, from formal meetings to creative workshops, without the technology getting in the way.

Implementation guidelines for architects and designers

  1. Technical integration: The tables must be designed in such a way that they can house the mechanical components for retracting and extending the screens. This requires sufficient space inside the table structure as well as a reliable power supply and data connections.
  2. User-friendliness: The control systems should be intuitive and easily accessible. Users should be able to move the screens in and out with minimal effort, either manually via buttons or automatically via a central control system.
  3. Safety and durability: The mechanical components must be robust and durable to withstand the daily demands. Safety precautions should be taken to avoid injury when screens are retracted or extended. ELEMENT ONE has this built in.
  4. Aesthetic harmony: The materials and colors of the screens and tables should be harmoniously coordinated with the overall design of the room. They should be integrated in such a way that the technology complements rather than disrupts the room.
  5. Ease of maintenance: The mechanisms should be easily accessible for maintenance and repair. A modular design can help here, so that individual components can be replaced if necessary without having to dismantle the entire table.


The integration of electromechanically extendable and retractable monitors into meeting tables combines the advantages of personal screens with additional flexibility and an elegant, uncluttered appearance. Architects and designers can use this technology to create modern, multifunctional and aesthetically pleasing meeting rooms that meet the diverse requirements of modern working environments.

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