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Adyen, Amsterdam

The interior of the Adyen office in Amsterdam encourages encounter, involvement and cooperation

Project: Adyen, Amsterdam
Architect: TANK Interior Design Agency
Furniture: Lensvelt Contract Furniture
Photography: Teo Krijgsman

Adyen has opened its headquarters’ doors in the former Hudson’s Bay department store in Amsterdam, designed by Amsterdam-based interior design studio TANK. TANK designs offices that encourage encounter, involvement and cooperation. The interior design for Adyen reflects the company’s ambition of achieving every kind of connectivity: with each other, with the market, with the city and with the wider world.

TANK Interior Design Agency

TANK is an international interior design studio, realizing customized and outstanding designs for hospitality, lifestyle, office and private projects. The award-winning, Amsterdam-based agency was founded in 2013 by Sanne Schenk and Tommy Kleerekoper, who together bring years of experience in the design and branding industry to the table.

TANK has taken Adyen’s core values as the inspiration for its design: transparent, open, fast-moving, straightforward, connected to the rapidly changing world, focused on meaningful interaction and unafraid to follow its own path. These values translate into a design that offers a versatile, personal and professional interior with expertly planned, flexible and sustainable workplaces.

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Tank Chair_ is designed by TANK and developed by Lensvelt

Lensvelt Sit-stand Solo Office Desks_ combined with TANK office chairs

Connectivity is key

The office should invite people to relax and connect, as individuals and as teams. The interior design underlines this connectivity throughout the building in several ways. A shared staircase unites all floors, providing a social space for spontaneous encounters and phone calls. Communal areas on each floor provide places to meet, consult and collaborate, without disturbing colleagues engaged in more concentrated tasks.

With an emphasis on togetherness, Adyen had decided to create a large, knock-out kitchen serving lunch for the whole team in a setting that offers stunning city views. The kitchen is flexible and can easily be converted into a workspace.

To retain the existing ‘department-store feel’, all floors remain open to let in plenty of daylight and provide space for abundant natural greenery.

Lensvelt's Sit-stand Solo office desks and TANK chairs with low contours maximize the views and offers a sense of space, connecting inside with outside on every level.

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Materials and sustainability

TANK loves to use the everyday in unexpected ways as a source of inspiration and recognition. For example, it has had the building’s former sanitary facilities and old roof tiles ground down and turned into unique bricks. These have been used to produce custom-made furniture pieces. The entire 17,000 m² office consists of only 20 interior elements that recur in alternating patterns

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Tank Chair_ with low contours to maximize the views and offer a sense of space

Materials and sustainability play an important role in the interior design, for example, old roof tiles were ground down and turned into unique bricks