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Maarten Baas 141_ stackable chairs and 901 barstools in oak are applied in the lunch room

4000 Meeting table_ in square combined with 141 Stackable Maarten Baas Chairs in oak

Project Aidsfonds Amsterdam
Architect Hollandse Nieuwe Architects
Furniture Lensvelt Contract Furniture
Photography Ewout Huibers
Location Amsterdam

The new Aidsfonds interior embodies the celebration of love through the connotative rainbow gathering space. Aidsfonds is a special organization that is housed in a unique building located on the canal in the city center of Amsterdam. The Aidsfonds employees have been creating history there for 25 years fighting against AIDS. The executive decision to relocate from the heart of the city, a symbolically thriving place for the LGBTQ community to Sloterdijk in the west, was met with mixed feelings. Whilst in ways the atmosphere of the current location would never be surpassed, there was a lot of new opportunity and celebration to be gained within the new location.

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Boring Collection_ desks and office chairs in boring grey

Maarten Baas barstools_ upholstered in a green color and 75 cm high

THIS Bucket Chairs _ upholstered in green

THIS Bucket Chairs_ upholstered in blue

Maarten Baas 101 chair_ with two of the 8 different backrests

Boring Task chairs_ are adjustable office chair with armrests in Boring grey

Boring Collection_ set up behind a transparant roomdivider

AVL High Workbench_ combined with Maarten Baas barstools

The inspirational color palette for the working environment and meeting rooms was determined together with Aidsfonds, through an extensive study on color symbolism and meaning. Colors such as orange, soft pink, blue and green are prevalent on the two floors rented by firm in Quarter Avenue. The effect these colors have on different materials and surfaces gives each space a unique quality and richness. The choice of furniture, created in collaboration with Hans Lensvelt, plays a significant role in the colorful environments and has resulted in special editions of the Maarten Baas collection.

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Maarten Baas chairs in a meeting room with more neutral colour

Boring Task chair in Boring grey match perfectly with pink

THIS Bucket chairs in a pink conference room with a pink AVL Workbench

Close-up of Maarten Baas chairs with different backrests

A warm welcome at the reception desk