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Burgerweeshuis

Boring Collection_ allows for a comfortable workspace

Project Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam
BDP Bouwfonds Property Development, Amsterdam

Interior architect Ex interiors (Odette Ex)
Furniture Lensvelt Contract Furniture and other brands like Carl Hansen, Danskina, Artek, Cassina, Vitra, Norr11, Nestor & Rotsen
Photography Roos Aldershoff

Area developer BPD acquires 150 employees and moved into the former Burgerweeshuis (1960) designed by Aldo van Eyck in Amsterdam. The national monument was renovated by Wessel de Jonge Architects, after which Ex Interiors constructed their new interior. By transforming the building, a new dimension has been added honoring the original design.

Transforming the new interior layer, which once was a former orphanage into a comfortable workplace. The interior has been considered as a new element that has been added to the national monument. The sleek and sober design fits in seamlessly with the strict rhythms, spatial planning and dimensions of the existing architecture, creating a self-evident unity.

All workplaces are equipped with furniture that fits the look and feel of the austere architecture. In order to provide the workplaces with the necessary (visual and acoustic) shelter without disturbing the spatiality of the architecture, screens have been designed that further divide the space through the filing cabinets. The materialization and lines of these screens refer to the original permanent furniture of the “Burgerweeshuis”. Modular, leather seating elements are placed in the sitting pit, that match the color of the wood present and the pure appearance of the concrete.

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Boring Collection_ is designed by Beyond Space and developed by Lensvelt

AVL Office chair_ is a comfortable, classic and timeless office chair

Boring Task chair_ is an adjustable office chair with armrests in Boring grey

Boring Collection_ consist of many pieces, including the garbage bin, all in Boring grey

In the interior a new dimension has been added honoring the original design

Lensvelt furniture dealer_ provided other great brands for the interior

Lensvelt furniture dealer_ supplied their own collection and other brands like Carl Hansen

AVL Presidential chairs_ are a variation of the AVL Office chair

The Boring collection in Boring grey matches well with the original concrete design in the interior

Lensvelt supplied furniture from their own collection and other brands

A nice contrast between the grey concrete and furniture in organic colors and fabrics

As furniture dealer Lensvelt supplied brands like Arco, Danskina ,Vitra, Carl Hansen and Cassina

Lensvelt furniture dealer_ supplied own brand and other brands like Rietveld