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Care hotel Domstate Utrecht

Albert van Koningsbruggen in Utrecht. The clients are guests, the reactivation center is a care hotel. diederendirrix designed the renovation of the care complex, Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, the interior.
In the building from the seventies of the last century, an integrated care concept was realized for AxionContinu. The Domstate program consists of a care hotel for short-term rehabilitation with luxury care rooms, a research and treatment center, a restaurant and workplaces. All functions are organized around a patio that has been redecorated.

Everything is rehabilitation.
Within the architecture of diederendirrix architects Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe translated four themes into interior and use. Together with AxionContinu the substantive basis for the interior has been laid.
The design by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe encourages guests to do things and to be actively involved in strengthening. The themes that can be found in the design are: ‘It is a hotel, unless …’, ‘Outside colors’, ‘Outside introduction’ and ‘Rehabilitation is top sport’ can be felt throughout the building.Rehabilitation is top sport.
Everything in Hotel Domstate revolves around rehabilitation. The goal of Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe is to make this as fun as possible. To motivate hotel guests and challenge them with an active look and playful elements in the design. Seduce to continue in the direction of your own independence.

In the hotel, due to the understated appearance, the gray office furniture Boring van Lensvelt was used. In the audio studio, This 102 Upholstered Chair Armrests are mixed with 101 & 102 PP Chairs designed by Richard Hutten.

Architects: Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, www.vevdl.com.nl,
Diederendirrix, www.diederendirrix.nl
Photography: Jeroen van der Wielen

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Office, Projects

ENTER. Eindhoven

ENTER. is a recruitment organisation for technology professionals in the Netherlands. People come first in an ever more digital world. That’s the principle on which this new office design is based. Whereas designs can be timeless, high-tech certainly isn’t.

When it comes to the new office design, ENTER. want it to show who they are: innovative, inspiring and open. Their ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ are reflected in the workplace design. This is where an international group of highly talented professionals work together as one family. They enjoy having lunch together, preferably all 40 of them at long tables. Better still: outside on the rooftop terrace – weather permitting.

The interior has a neutral, grey and technical basis. It is a basis that simply must work well. The office spaces are fully equipped with the Boring program. In areas where employees are meeting up, wood has been used.

Architects: Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, www.vevdl.com.nl

Photgrapher: Jeroen van der Wielen

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Rijnboutt Amsterdam

Atelier Van Lieshout as a main thread

Rijnboutt worked together with Fokkema & Partners and Lensvelt on the remarkable interior of their brand new office on the Moermanskkade in Amsterdam. The design agency immediately fell for the outspoken furniture of Atelier Van Lieshout (AVL) for Lensvelt, that even designed special ‘Tree Tables’. Now AVL runs through the 1600 m2 building like a red thread.

Rijnboutt wanted maximum attention for comfortable furniture for both visitors and employees. Project contractor Lensvelt thought along and supplied furniture that fits the robust location. The sturdy AVL Office Chairs, upholstered in black leather and cow print leather, and the black leather-covered AVL Koker Chairs for the glass meeting rooms, fit like a tailor made suit. To match the predominantly black and white tones Lensvelt opted for a green and a blue space with a few idiosyncratic eye catchers: the AVL Workbench and AVL Koker Chairs. The AVL Lazy Modernist, together with the AVL SPR Cathedra Lounger, invites you to relax, enjoy the panoramic view over the IJ and get inspired.

Rijnboutt designed in the line of Atelier Van Lieshout, special large polyester tables with an embedded planter. These tables on the work floor are called ‘Boomtafels’ by the Rijnboutt employees. Piet Hein Eeks round stools on wheels are also custom made. They can be stored away under the desks and can be taken out at office consultations.

“When you bring together eighty employees of two branches in a brand new building, it’s a huge advantage that we are architects: we can realise our ideal office”, says Frederik Vermeesch, one of the five architect directors. “Together with Lensvelt, important concepts such as cooperation, transparency and flexibility were translated in a clever and original way into the interior. Here we created silence places, war rooms, meeting rooms, flex workplaces, an open work floor, a scale model room and a library.”

About Rijnboutt
Since last summer, the multidisciplinary design agency in the field of architecture, urban design and landscape is housed on the fourth and fifth floor of a building on the Moermanskkade in the Western Docklands of Amsterdam. The agency works on complex urban tasks with a mix of functions such as offices, homes and retail. These include the redevelopment of the post office at the Neude in Utrecht, the Catherinasteeg in Leiden, the ‘Kop van Cruquius’ and the Citroën Noord building at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam, and the flagship stores of Hudson’s Bay in Amsterdam, Tilburg, Breda and Amstelveen.

Rijnboutt is a participant of the Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC) and has been involved in the preparation of the BREEAM label for area development and sustainable urban development.

Architects: Fokkema & Partners, www.fokkema-partners.nl
Text: Viveka van de Vliet

Photographer: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

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Office, Projects

Brightlands Smart Service Campus in Heerlen

A former ABP (pension fund) office building dating from 1977 is since 2015 a breeding ground for education, research and entrepreneurship. Diederendirrix architecture & urban development and Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe designed the Brightlands Smart Service Campus in Heerlen. The building got a new entrance and two floors were redesigned into ‘community floor’. It is the perfect place to meet and work together in the building.
Diederendirrix renovated the former giant ABP office building measuring 21,000 square metres and made it into a campus for start-ups, companies and a scientific institute. An initiative of pension provider APG, the Maastricht University and the Province of Limburg.
The middle zone is a warm wooden world for meeting and knowledge exchange, including among other things the Living Room, espresso bar and the Forum. In the zone around the Forum, diederendirrix designed a light, glass world offering a view of the park-like surroundings. Office spaces, meeting rooms, education and research spaces – among other things – are housed in this glass world.

In the middle zone the flooring between the first and second floor was partly broken through, which creates a double-height space. This space, the Forum, contains a large wooden stand which also serves as circulation area. Here, people can work together and debate and lectures can be held. The glass walls provide a view of the surrounding spaces, such as the meeting places and the restaurant.
Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe designed the interior of the community floor. A raster of slanting lines forms the basis for a pattern of coloured carpet on the floor. The lamps and furniture also find their place along these diagonals, sometimes right through walls or glass partitions. This way, the pattern makes a connection between the spaces and the visitors.

Lensvelt supplied the furniture to Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe’s design, for the Studio Lensvelt Electric Sit To Stand workstations, Marcel Wanders Studio 2 Duo, as conference tables with Studio 7100 tables and for the Forum, linkable PHE Made in the Workshop Stackable Chair from Piet Hein Eek delivered.

Architects: Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe, www.vevdl.com , Diederendirrix, www.diederendirrix.nl
Photographer: Jeroen van der Wielen

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Office, Projects, Speciale Projecten

Binst Architects Antwerpen

Luikstraat 7, an address with history. Built as a warehouse for rubber from Congo and from the end of October 2018 the new site for B brand, B 7 and Binst Architects.

Lensvelt has, among other things, supplied furniture to Binst Architects from its collection. Including Rick Minkes No Idea sofas in gray and black Richard Hutten This 101 Upholstered Chairs.

For the workplaces and consultation tables, a new table concept called FIVE was created according to B brand design. B brand is a design studio based in Antwerp, under the name of Binst Architects, which focuses in more detail on; branding, exhibition concepts, product development, the design of our own furniture design and exquisite interior design assignments on a private scale. Guided by the strategic thinking of a compact, strong team of interior architects and designers including Wim Heyninck, Ben Depuydt and Sebastiaan Delagrange and through visionary thinking, B brand delivers beautiful solutions based on results that inspire. A refined high-quality end product through powerful lines and a well thought-out design that reflects the soul of craft and honest materials. FIVE is a new, atypical table concept with five legs in collaboration with Lensvelt, a construction kit that can be used in different configurations. The odd number of legs forces an odd seat, whether it is table guests or the table serves as a desk for one. As a variant there is also the HIGH FIVE that is provided as bartable.

Realisatie 2018.
Architecten: Binst Architects, www.binstarchitects.be

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Horeca, Projects

De Restauratie Eindhoven

Waiting for the train, reading a newspaper, or dining, all in a stylish Gispen chair by Lensvelt. This has recently been made possible in the central hall of Eindhoven Central Station where Studio Linse has renovated the restaurant into an inviting new horeca spot, Café & Brasserie De Restauratie. Matching the Kembo WH Gispen chairs from the fifties, Paul Linse completed the design with the addition of contemporary Lensvelt WH Gispen 101 and 202 chairs.

The city of light has been given a new, modern, light and sustainable station designed by Arcadis architect Luc Veeger. The national monument from 1956 – also known as the “Transistor radio” – retained characteristic old elements such as curved parts in the ceilings, floor mosaics and Mondriaan’s text “Doorgang, afscheid en ontmoeting,” which translates to “Passing through, parting and meeting”. Particularly the latter is now possible in the contemporary 240 square meter café-restaurant, renovated with respect for its old glory. Interior designer Paul Linse knows the location well; he came there when he studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the late eighties, and also later when he taught there. ‘It was an old-fashioned station restaurant with Persian carpets on the table and a worn laminate floor’, he says.
Linse prefers to allow buildings to stand out in their glory, restoring authentic elements and style icons such as glass chandeliers and furniture, rather than replacing or changing them. These are then combined with newly designed lamps, tables, benches and a counter. On the new terrazzo floor dozens of Lensvelt Gispen chairs with backs and seats of curved beech plywood and upholstered in Kvadrat fabrics, come into their own. ‘The WH Gispen 101 without armrests and the WH Gispen 202 with armrests are fantastic models that sit comfortably,’ Linse explains, ‘and they fit in with the existing Gispen chairs from the fifties.’ He placed the lower ones at the window, the higher in the middle section of the brasserie, and bar stools at the bar. The whole forms a logical, clear, comfortable, and tasteful balance between past and future.

Architect: Studio Linse, https://studiolinse.com/

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Beurzen, Projects

Lensvelt Highlights Nothing New at Salone del Mobile 2018

There is a new rebel on the block. It’s name is Lensvelt, the distinctive Dutch furniture label.
Between the Royal Palace of Milan and Fondazione Prada there was this burstling, exciting and vibrant spot: Fondazione Lensvelt, a nod to Fondazione Prada. Located in Museo Diocesano, Lensvelt exhibited Nothing New during the Salone del Mobile 2018.
Lensvelt presents an anti-statement against the endless buying of new items that we do not need, while the existing furniture is still in perfect condition.
There were no new product to be seen. After all Lensvelt doesn’t create fashion items, it creates sustainable, timeless designs. Lensvelt only develops new products when there is a genuine need for it.

Curator, entrepreneur and publicist Anne van der Zwaag conceived the ingenious concept for Nothing New in which Lensvelt reuses existing furniture by temporarily buying it back through Marktplaats, Ebay and 1st Dibs, by borrowing the furniture and exhibiting it’s own showroom items.
The repurchased design icons from Lensvelt are from topdesigners: Studio Job, Richard Hutten, Marcel Wanders, Maarten Baas, Ronald Hooft, Piet Hein Eek, Maarten van Severen, Bertjan Pot, Atelier van Lieshout, Rick Minkes, Ineke Hans, Gerrit Rietveld, and Simo Heikkilä.

Maarten Spruyt, a premier stylist and exhibition designer, designed the exciting and somewhat uncomfortable installation. In a never-before-seen moving spectacle, Spruyt brought together Lensvelt’s iconic designs with autonomous art works and installations of famous artists that are not commonly seen at a design fair such as Milan: Joep van Lieshout, Felix Burger, Christiaan Zwanikken, Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen, Michel Voet, Marleen Sleeuwits, Isabelle Wenzel, Kevin Power, Alet Pilon and Freudenthal Verhagen. This led to an exciting interaction between disciplines. For Maarten Spruyt Nothing New means a retrospective of the sixties and seventies, a period that shows parallels with the political situation and the rapid changes in the world today. It is also the period in which Lensvelt was founded (1962). Spruyt transformed the gallery under the seven arches of the Museo Diocesano into a furniture production and assembly line.

Next to the exhibition was the rebellious bar: Bar Anne. Architectural firm Space Encounters and Anne van der Zwaag created a functional exposition, a low-threshold relaxation hangout, experience, meeting and networking space, creative hub and food hall on the same location.

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ZUS Zones Urbaines Sensibles

The architects, urban planners and landscape architects from ZUS sit on chairs from the Lensvelt collection. Boring Office Chairs from Space Encounters are at the conference table. At the lunch table the different Maarten Baas 101 chairs.

The conviction of the founders of ZUS – landscape architects Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman – is that every place has the potential to be unique and exciting. This also applies to their own workplace in the Schieblock in Rotterdam. In this building they started an anti-squat project in 2001 that became one of the most important cultural breeding grounds in the city. Here you will find lectures, debates, a bar, a ‘Roof-field’ with bees and vegetables, a restaurant, numerous companies and on the third floor ZUS (short for Zones Urbaines Sensibles).

From a two-man business, ZUS grew to a company with thirty employees. Time for more serious furniture. ‘Because there are scale models everywhere and cabinets full of books, we wanted as little interior as possible with that messiness’, says Elma van Boxtel. ‘That’s why we chose good, modest, and well-designed gray Boring Office Chairs (and waste bins) that provide peace of mind at workplaces and at the conference table.’

A freer, happier image fits the lunch table, according to ZUS. The architects, urban planners and landscape architects now have 101 seats by Maarten Baas. A choice was made to combine various colors and back shapes. As a family, they form a funny and playful image together.

‘When I re-did the office, I immediately knew that I wanted these chairs from Lensvelt’, says Van Boxtel. ‘The quality is high, the price is right, and the picture is unique and special. Sustainability is also absolutely important. We were looking for timeless furniture that you do not tire of.

Elma van Boxel (1975) and Kristian Koreman (1978) both trained as landscape architects. Van Boxel then studied architecture and urban design, Koreman philosophy. In 2001 they founded ZUS. In the early years they were seen as alternatives in architecture. While others made the largest, wildest buildings, Koreman and Van Boxel were fascinated by spatial developments in the Parisian banlieues, which are called Zones Urbaines Sensibles by the French government – hence the name ZUS. Instead of designing icons, they made plans for vacant office buildings. The Schieblock, divided by the 400 meter long walkway, the Luchtsingel, is an example of this.

Architects: www.zus.cc
Photography: www.ingapowilleit.nl

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BPD Burgerweeshuis Amsterdam

After a year and a half of transformation and restoration, approximately 225 employees of residential developer BPD moved to the former Burgerweeshuis on the IJsbaanpad in Amsterdam at the end of January 2018. The employees of the former head office, located in Hoevelaken since 1963 and those from the North-West regional office in Haarlem now working together in Amsterdam. The office is more than 5,000 m2.

The national monument, a design by Aldo van Eyck, has recently been transformed into a new office located at IJsbaanpad 1-5 near the Olympic Stadium. The building is one of the earliest examples of structuralist construction and counts as one of the most important post-war national monuments.

Architect Aldo van Eijck had especially designed playgrounds – more than 700 in Amsterdam alone – when he received the assignment for the Burgerweeshuis. It became a kind of spatial manifesto, a mirror of his ideas. Van Eijck’s architecture focuses on people and their perception of space. The Burgerweeshuis is a concatenation of square units with many vistas and squares, the building is a safe shell around an intimate interior space.
The one-and-a-half-year renovation that preceded BPD’s relocation can partly be seen as a reconstruction. In order to make the building meet the requirements of today’s requirements, renovation architect Wessel de Jong applied floor heating, an air-freshening system and a quantity of cables that would have been unthinkable in 1960. However, they are so cleverly hidden that nothing can be seen. In order to prevent the 328 concave domes in the roof of the building from functioning as a sound box, a thin layer of insulation material was applied and moody colored wall panels were placed.
All just as unobtrusive as the gray office furniture from Lensvelt, which is aptly named after the design of Space Encounters Boring, a design with a conscious RAL color gray which has received international awards and attention from 2016 onwards. So the original details are extra: kitchen corners with poffertjes stove, a concrete playground with diving racks and smile mirrors, and wooden storage cabinets.
Following AkzoNobel, which opened its Essential Art Space in 2016, and ABN Amro, which followed last year, BPD is the third company to have a publicly accessible exhibition space on the Zuidas. Two even. One is dedicated to the history of the building and has been renamed ‘treasure room’. The other is a relatively modest space, but the exhibitions that are made here – three per year – can fan out over other parts of the building. They also always have a link with architecture.
Lensvelt Contract collaborated intensively and productively with the architects of Ex Interiors and project manager Maarten Bosch from BDGM to deliver this project. The furniture supplied was from the Boring Collection, as well as other pieces such as the AVL Presidential Chair, CHTH coat racks and the AVL Office Chair, all in the same shade of grey to match the Boring items. This was supplemented with products from various international brands including Norr11 , Moduplus, Vitra, Artek, Arco, Carl Hansen, Nestor & Rocks, Danskina and Kinnasand carpets. Subsequently, in this building all the materials and colors are coordinated accurately and surprisingly.

Realization 2017-2018.
Architects: Ex Interiors, www.ex-interiors.nl
Project management: bosch sustainable building management, www.BDGM.nl
Photography: interior Roos Aldershoff, exterior Corné Bastiaansen

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Horeca, Projects

Wolf Atelier Amsterdam

Restaurant Wolf Atelier in Amsterdam has been located in a glass building behind the station since 2015.

The restaurant was set up by star chef Michael Wolf. Michael Wolf has worked at Envy and Oud Sluis, among others.

The interior is modern. A rugged concrete floor, dozens of gold-colored ceiling lamps and use of brass and wood. The bar and the kitchen are arranged in such a way that the restaurant forms a whole and as a guest you have a view on all corners. Not only of your plate, but also the service, atmosphere and music. The importance of hospitality, as well as the modern but warm interior of Wolf Atelier, is inspired by Michael’s native Austria.

With great enthusiasm, Lensvelt has been able to decorate the restaurant with the comfortable WH 101 and WH 205 Chair by Willem Hendrik Gispen and the This 100 PP Barstool by Richard Hutten. The restaurant has recently also been supplemented with products from the well-known brand Thonet from Austria, the birthplace of Michael Wolf.

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Musea, Projects

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam was reopened after years of renovation in 2012, and since then it is once again the pride of the city. Lensvelt has supplied furniture at the shop museum, entrance hall and founders room, designs by Joep van Lieshout, Richard Hutten, Mark van der Gronden and Paolo Rizzatto.
The prominent red Superonda banks of Poltronova in the Blikvangers space are also supplied by Lensvelt Contract.

Since September 2017 people can now meet in the hall of the museum and take a seat on one of the lounge armchairs, either the WH Gispen 301 Easy Chair or WH Gispen 302 Easy Chair of Lensvelt Contract, even if they do not want to visit the museum that day. It contributes to the concept that the main hall of the Stedelijk is more than just a space for visitors to be directed to on the way to the exhibition halls, it is a meeting place or the people of Amsterdam and those visiting it.
The Gispen Easy Chair is also called the Triennial chair, after the Milan Triennial where Model 302 received an award in 1954. The successful Model 302, with a steel wire frame, was designed by Gispen for Kembo at that time. With the acquisition of Kembo in 2014, Lensvelt gained the exclusive rights to produce seven of W.H. Gispen’s most iconic design from the fifties. One of them is this Gispen Easy Chair, on which visitors of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam can now relax or drink coffee, sitting at a matching W.H. Gispen Coffee Table. Lensvelt also supplied furniture from the No Sign Of Design collection by Richard Hutten. It is currently in the entrance area and will move to the new library in spring 2018.

Architects: Benthem Crouwel Architects, www.benthemcrouwel.nl ,
Gonny van de Moosdijk, www.basicsatall.com
Photographer: Roos Aldershoff, G.J. van Rooij (images Collection).

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Horeca, Projects

Bleyenberg The Hague

C.A.J. Bleyenberg is the renowned Business leader of Kwantum Behang BV. In the 1980s and 1990s Kwantum provided wallpaper across the city of The Hague, led by John Bleyenberg.
Bleyenberg is a completely new catering and entertainment concept in the old Kwantum building on the Grand Market in The Hague. In addition to a restaurant, a coffee bar and a cocktail bar you can find meeting spaces, Het Magazijn nightclub and The Hague’s first real rooftop bar.

On the 1st floor the 320 m2 is divided into a reception room and 3 meeting rooms, with the largest able to accomodate up to 50 guests. In the canteen you will find many references to the old Kwantum past, and the different seating arrangements contribute to the laid-back vibe.

Take a seat on one of the several Maarten Baas 101 Chairs of Lensvelt which work beautifully in this interior. Supplemented with the old classics like Thonet and Castelli furniture.

Bleyenberg has the honor to open the very first, real rooftop bar in The Hague. From the 3rd floor you have great views of the Grand Market, the skyline and the rest of the city center.

Hidden in the basement of Bleyenberg you will find a new, intimate club where it’s about high quality electronic music.

www.bleyenbergdenhaag.nl
Photographer: Patrick Meis

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Beurzen, Projects

Baas & Lensvelt, May I have your attention, please? Milan 2017

Baas & Lensvelt present ‘May I have your attention, please?’ during the Salone del Mobile in Milan 2017.
Every year at the Salone del Mobile we witness this cry for attention. Large corporations with spectacular presentations, young designers with renewed ideas.
See me, hear me, look at my work! This inspired Maarten Baas to use the title ‘May I have your attention, please?’.

There are dozens of whispering horns that come together as a whole. ‘May I have your attention, please?’ is the presentation of the Maarten Baas 101 Chair, designed by Maarten Baas for Lensvelt.

Each chair is unique. There are 8 different standard backshapes available, A -H. Every item is available in 14 standard upholsteries.

Baas & Lensvelt won Milano Design Award 2017, Best Concept.

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Horeca, Projects

La Herculina, A Coruña

Based on an old car warehouse, the same owners as restaurant El Barlovento managed to create a spectacular, elegant and cleanly designed restaurant in the autumn of 2017, with grilled & smoked meat, fish and seasonal vegetables as its specialties.
This two storey building has a skylight in its roof and an open kitchen with a grill. GOC Creativos advised in this project with regard to furniture and interior.
This 101 Felt Chair by Richard Hutten fits perfectly in the overall image due to its tight design and material usage.

Architect: Avanza Gestión, www.avanzagestion.es, design and project construction works
GOC Creativos, www.goccreativos.com, supplied furniture and decoration

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Bruns ‘de Ploeg’ Bergeijk

The distinctive factory building of Weverij de Ploeg in Bergeijk was designed by Gerrit Rietveld and started operating in 1958. The building was designed in accordance with the ideals of De Ploeg, and had to offer an optimal working climate, in harmony with the woodland environment surrounding it. As of the beginning of 2017, the building has been commissioned by Bruns, an interior design project management company focusing on museums and exhibitions worldwide. The factory building is characterized by its eight characteristic curved shed roofs; four longer and four shorter sheds. They are made of pre-stressed concrete (built with the then state-of-the-are Zeiss-Dywidag system) and are only 7 inches thick. The very light and pronounced design calls for a interior that allows the focus to remain on the building and those inside it. The office space is fully furnished with the Boring program; 70 electrically adjustable desks, acoustic cabinets, bins and acoustic panels. Complemented with some classics from the Lensvelt collection (such as the Job Cabinet and the recently acquired Rietveld Military Series) and elements of designer Aart van Asseldonk, this design represents a true tribute to the rich history of Weverij de Ploeg and Rietveld.
For the canteen, a series of tables and chairs designed by Aart van Asseldonk, which is called ‘de Ploeg’, are currently being developed to be launched later this year.

Architects: Aart van Asseldonk, www.aartvanasseldonk.com
Photographer: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

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Timmerhuis Rotterdam

The special structure of the Timmerhuis, which consists of a converted 1953 office building, and a “pixel mountain”, is revealed when you enter through the public access entry to the Haagseveer. There in the high atrium the steel pixel beams literally float above your head.
The Timmerhuis consists of the post-war Stadstimmerhuis and a new building in which commercial spaces, offices and homes have been housed. OMA was responsible for both external design and the interiors of the offices. Around the atrium the first 4 floors are municipal offices for 1,800 civil servants. The interior, designed by OMA architect Saskia Simon, consists of alternating open and closed spaces, which bear the OMA signature of being both rugged and refined. The aluminum floors, brown walls of extremely thin steel sheets and, in the meeting rooms, carpets with pictures of the football crowd in the Kuip and other Rotterdam things have a sense of refinement. This contrasts with the steel beams that pass through the rooms and cross the rooms and the steel grids that serve as a ceiling in the public hall. The interior of the old office building also has some robust elements such as the concrete that was left exposed after being discovered during the renovation. Lensvelt supplied various meeting chairs for Saskia Simon’s design; the AVL Office Chair, AVL Koker Chair by Joep van Lieshout and PH1 Chair, PH1 Barstool by Ronald Hooft are used in the Timmerhuis.
Realization was in 2016.

Architects: OMA, www.oma.eu

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Office, Projects, Speciale Projecten

Joolz, Amsterdam

In June 2015, Space Encounters won the pitch to design the new Joolz headquarters in a former factory in an up and coming neighborhood in Amsterdam North. The manufacturer and designer of ergonomic prams has a strong focus on sustainability. Keyword of the renovation is positive design, their core value.
The new Joolz headquarters is located in an existing industrial building consisting of a large light factory hall and an office building. All the walls on the ground floor have been removed, creating one large room and allowing the hall to become visible to passers-by. The most dramatic renovation has been the construction of three lavish interior gardens, filled with trees plants, birds and fish. The gardens are a stunning backdrop to the daily office routine and express Joolz’s ideology: positive design. In addition, they improve the indoor climate and provide Joolz’s employees with the opportunity to temporarily retreat to a more exotic workplace. Lensvelt supplied all the furniture. The office spaces are fully equipped with the Boring program, designed by Space Encounters. The gardens have been furnished with AVL Glyders of Atelier van Lieshout and tables from the Lensvelt Meeting Tables program.

Architects: Space Encounters, www.space-encounters.eu
Photography: Jordi Huisman

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Office, Projects

TQ Amsterdam

In October 2016, Prime Minister Rutte TQ opened a new tech home for start-ups in the heart of Amsterdam. Lensvelt ensured that the furniture complements the innovative atmosphere of the location.
The interior was designed by Studio Appelo and Sybren Hoek of Studio Acht. Lensvelt completed the design of the hub with timeless and durable furniture, in accordance with the principles of the circular economy. “Award-winning manufacturer Lensvelt has proved itself to be a flexible, valuable and proactive partner for Studio Acht,” said Sybren Hoek about collaboration.
Lensvelt selected the best of Dutch design: Piet Hein Eek chairs, meeting chairs by Richard Hutten, bar stools by Joep van Lieshout and desks designed by Marcel Wanders in the award-winning ‘Boring Gray’ color.
TQ offers offices for startups, Innovation Labs, a web development school and more.

Achitecten: Studio Appelo & Studio Eight
Photography: Mathieu of Ek

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Horeca, Projects

The Gin Sum Club & Bistrobar Indonesia Haarlem

The royal monument built in 1920 in the Amsterdam School style, referred to as the “Bank Building”, has housed The Gin Sum Club since 2016.
A high quality restaurant, where East meets West in its most beautiful form.

The concept combines high-quality culinary Asian cuisine with the appearance and feel of a luxurious gentlemen’s club.
The translation and marriage of these two different worlds was accomplished by Claire Ansems by implementing colors and materials with a distinctly Asian style, but keeping the design very European.

The colors black, gold and copper are found throughout the restaurant, in leather armchairs, steel and lockers where guests can bring their own liquor: the Liquor Lockers. “This is truly unique in Haarlem, so the lockers are almost all rented.” In addition, the big bank vault remains in the basement.

The Lensvelt Collection fits seamlessly into the concept and image / material story that Claire Ansems developed for The Gin Sum Club.
For TGSC, the PH1 bar seats were applied, their tough robust appearance contrasting well with the delicate feel of Asia.
The AVL Shaker bar stools were customised with copper plates and the AVL Koker seats fit perfectly in the overall image due to the beautiful frame shape.

On the 1 year anniversary of TGSC owner Thierry Smagge decided in May 2017 to adapt the kitchen. “People who came here thought it was fantastic, but they see it as a night out. So they come during weekend, but nless frequently during the week. ”
The trendy restaurant in Haarlem made the switch to a more accessible concept in May. Under the culinary leadership of none other than Ron Blaauw Bistrobar Indonesia after a short renovation. Blaauw and Agus Hermawan are culinary advisers at Bistrobar Indonesia. Hermawan, an Indonesian chef, has been working with Blaauw since 2007.

Realization spring 2016
Architect: Claire Ansems defining spaces, www.claireansems.com
Photography: Martijn Vonck

PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT

Office, Projects, Speciale Projecten

Quooker Headquarters

INAMATT studio designed the interior in 2016 for the new headquarters of Quooker.
The base material in the interior of the entrance hall and the offices is slightly stained wood. This material is used to create the custom-made furniture and the paneling on the walls of the cabinet furniture. It radiates calm because of it’s neutral appearance. But it also has a warm atmosphere because it is a natural material with a lively texture. The choice of materials is inherent tp Inamatts way of working. The studio makes it clear that people are always central to them. The interior of the new canteen on the first floor of Quooker was quite a challenge. “Everyone used to have lunch together in a living room setting. But in the new building the space is much larger. The question was up to us to again be able to sit at the kitchen table, but on another level. Which has now become a kind of kitchen. We designed canteen tables with Lensvelt. Around the table there are a wide variety of chairs to give some life, even if they are empty. Also, the lamps above the tables are different in shape. However, it is all performed in one color and the shapes are related to each other “.
The offices are calm through the light, muted colors and natural materials. Much attention has been paid to the acoustics of the new office. Sound absorption is included in the cabinet doors, cabinets themselves, the walls and the ceiling islands above workplaces. “The cabinets were developed in collaboration with Lensvelt, coated on the outside with a specially designed sound-absorbing fabric. The cabinets are developed based on research by acoustic experts. On the outside the cabinets are lined with fabric. On the inside, the doors are perforated. ”
Each workstation has generous storage space with sliding drawers and acoustic modules where space is left for each employee to adapt the environment to their own personal needs. “if you want to sit apart for a meeting or phone call you can go to the flex areas and meeting rooms in the office bar. These are placed slightly higher so you can easily look out the windows. ”

Architect: Studio INAMATT, www.ina-matt.com
Photographer: Inga Powilleit

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