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.
Architecten: Binst Architects, www.binstarchitects.be
De Rotterdam was built on the Wilhelminapier, from where tens of thousands of Europeans with the Holland America Line (HAL) emigrated to America between 1873 and 1973. The name of the project also refers to the flagship of the HAL: the Rotterdam. The ‘De Rotterdam’ building has been realized at a special location, directly on the River Maas on the Wilheminapier in Rotterdam. The building was designed by OMA Architects and developed by MAB Development together with OVG Projectontwikkeling. The building consists of high-quality offices, luxury apartments, four-star design hotel, shops, catering, fitness and cultural functions. In total, the building comprises approximately 160,000 m², for example. spread over 3 towers. Every day about 4,500 people are in the building. According to OMA Architects’ design, benches and seats from the Blocks program were created for the entrance and also for the restaurant of Nhow hotel. Lensvelt Blocks was created for De Rotterdam based on the design of OMA Architects.
Realisatie medio 2014.
Architecten: OMA, www.oma.eu
A reaction to a newspaper ad that read ‘boxes for sale’ grew into a family business that has existed for more than 40 years. With confidence in the future, a new building was built in Dronten. Pubblik & Vos wanted to create a place where the past was cherished and the trade product of Bangma Verpakking became part of the design. But above all they wanted to create a place where all employees can work with energy for the next 40 years, and with pride in what has already been achieved.
Jan Bangma about Pubblik & Vos:
“Asking your daughter’s company to make a design for your office sounds logical, but it’s also exciting. Fortunately, it worked out positively and it became a process that I look back on with pride. Their slogan should be: “designing perfection” because that applies to the way in which they tackle a major project. They put a mark on the whole to the smallest details. Even the Mayor of Dronten was deeply impressed by the result. Warmly recommended,”
Lensvelt supplied products from their standard collection: Studio 2 duo workstations by Marcel Wanders and Studio Lensvelt HG178 Office Chairs. These were complemented with products from other labels, including Arper Catifa and Vitra Wiggle Side Chair by Frank Gehry.
Interior Architects: Pubblik & Vos www.pubblikvos.nl
Photography: Phenster Mark Kuipers
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.
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The applied classical yet modern style fits seamlessly into the concept and the image / material story that Claire Ansems created with Lensvelt through soft shades of gray and natural materials for her project for a private investment company in Amsterdam. Applied are special furniture and lighting products from B & B Italia, Vitra, Bulo, Norma Beds, Artemide, Delta Light, Davide Groppi, Fontana Arte, Occhio, Cini & Nils and Delta Light. A very special place to work and to relax.
Realization spring 2017
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.
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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De Brug has been the head office of Unilever Bestfoods Nederland in Rotterdam South since 2004. The bridge is a four-storey structure that floats 26 meters above the existing historic factory complex. A good example of effectively dealing with the available space. The De Brug office building measures 130 meters by 33 meters. If this building were to stand upright, it would be in the top 10 of Rotterdam’s tallest buildings. Lensvelt supplied customized desks and cabinets, AVL Office Chairs, and AVL Shaker bar chairs.
Management Consultancy: New Directions.
Architecten Exterieur: JHK Architecten.
Architecten Interieur: Vos Interieur, www.vosinterieur.nl
Fotografie: Roos Aldershoff.
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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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
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.
Architect: Aart van Asseldonk, www.aartvanasseldonk.com
Photographer: Jan Willem Kaldenbach
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The particular structure of the Timmerhuis that in addition includes the pixel mountain out of a converted office building from 1953, only reveals itself when the public passage enters into the Haagseveer. Hovering in the high atrium literally steel pixel beams above your head.
The Timmerhuis consists of postwar Stadstimmerhuis and a new building in which commercial spaces, offices and homes are brought together. OMA was responsible for both the ‘hull’ of the whole as the interiors of the offices.
Around the atrium located on the first four floors of the municipality offices for 1,800 civil servants. The interiors, designed by OMA architect Saskia Simon consist of alternating open and closed spaces, typical of OMA, have been simultaneously refined and raw device. Refined include aluminum floors, brown walls of ultra thin steel plates and in the meeting rooms, carpets with pictures of football audience in the Kuip in Rotterdam and other things. Raw are the steel beams here and cut across the areas and are left exposed and the steel grids that serve as a ceiling in the public hall. The interior of the old office part is rugged sides. Here is the concrete, which emerged in the remodeling, left visible.
Lensvelt produced several conference chairs designed by Saskia Simon. AVL Office Chair, AVL Koker Chair of Joep van Lieshout and PH1 Chair, PH1 Barstool of Ronald Hooft have been applied in the Timmerhuis.
Realization in 2016.
Architecten: OMA, www.oma.eu
By Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti © OMA
By Ossip van Duivenbode © OMA
By Sebastian van Damme © OMA
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Robust, industrial and comfortable. These were the keywords with which Fokkema & Partners started work on the interior of the offices of Rotterdam consulting firm OC&C. Columns were stripped and ceilings were left in view in order to get the crude concrete in sight. The roughness of these surfaces are contrasted with high quality finishes.
Boompjes, where the office of OC&C is located, has a rich history. After the second war a big part of the buildings on this street were in ruins. The first building erected on the promenade was the building of De Nederlandsche Bank. On the upper two floors Fokkema & Partners established the office of the consulting firm.
OC&C initially asked for traditional workstations. But an analysis of the work of the firm by Fokkema & Partners, led to an alternative plan in which open workplaces are combined with private areas. This program was complemented by places where spontaneous meeting is facilitated. By concentrating the meeting and social spaces in the middle of the floor, the office is always lively, even when few workers are present. It was decided to keep simple lines and specific interior details that refer to the history of the former DNB office building, which dates back to the 50s. Lensvelt designed workspaces in line with the concept, that show how the frames have been finished, adding a touch of rawness.
Architects: Fokkema & Partners www.fokkema-partners.nl
Photographer: Horizon Photoworks.
In Den Helder an ensemble of cultural buildings under the name of De Kampanje has opened its doors. In an old industrial hall, Van Dongen-Koschuch Architects has designed a theater with glass walls. Theater De Kampanje is the new cultural center and theater of Den Helder in the Old Wharf Willemsoord. With the transformation, this maritime location, which was unavailable to the public for more than 170 years, has gained a new public function consisting of a theater hall, a multifunctional hall, arts center, offices and restaurants. VanDongen-Koschuch Architects’s design applied Lensvelt furniture by Atelier van Lieshout. Pieces such as the AVL Glyder, AVL Koker, AVL Workbench and AVL Office Chair are particularly well-matched due to the high-quality finishes and colors. Realization 2015.
Architects: van Dongen-Koschuch, www.vd-k.eu
Photography: Allard van der Hoek
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The interior of Egon Zehnder office in Amsterdam was designed by Fokkema & Partners offers its customers and consultants of the Executive Search and Talent Management consulting a comfortable and intimate experience. It is a modern villa-style setting with magnificent views. Applied materialization is warm but subdued and detailing is robust, the whole office offers a sense of luxury without excess. To design Fokkema & Partners used its gas spring adjustable desks. And for this project delivered custom screen partitions and Stealth cabinets. For offices, meeting and conference rooms are in this building furniture products Lensvelt and other brands with various materials and colors surprisingly matched. Realization 2015.
Architects: Fokkema & Partners, www.fokkema-partners.nl
Photographer: Horizon Photoworks
Bont architects. Creative Solutions and Cerius Projects have together created an inspiring working environment for Broad Horizon, which the companies True, Multrix and S2B fully come into their own. Located in the former G-Star building in Amsterdam Southeast. The characteristic and centrally located on the A2 building – which has been renovated in a sustainable way – offers enough space for the growth ambitions of True. The office is equipped with 120 flexible workstations based on a completely new concept in which encounter and interaction are central. Modern work is fully integrated into the new office where flexible workplaces are complemented by inspiration and concentrate. All facilities for integration of various IT expertise, co-creation and sharing of knowledge and developing state-of-the-art technology are available. To design of Bont. customized desks were produced which had to meet the conditions laid down in terms of cable management. For the meeting and conference rooms in this building furniture products Lensvelt and third brands with various materials and colors surprisingly matched.
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After Berlin again became the capital of Germany in 1991, the Netherlands Embassy found a temporary shelter in the Friedrichstrasse in 1999. The Dutch government had already decided to build a new embassy building. A building must be a symbol in all aspects of good relations between the Netherlands and Germany. We deliberately chose a location in Mitte, the historic center of Berlin. The embassy building is on the Spree and the Friedrichsgracht the only canal in Berlin. This canal was built in the 17th century by Dutch engineers. This unique waterfront location with special reflections and lighting effects, the location has an almost Dutch character.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, chose in 2000 the concept of the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas of the architecture firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam. The design must not only meet the requirements of the client, but also to the strict planning conditions that the city of Berlin. OMA designed a building that was a reflection of the Netherlands as a country with an open and modern society. The freestanding glass cube stands for the Dutch sovereignty and openness. The office of Lensvelt to Dutch design developed specifically for the building.
The new building was officially opened on March 2, 2004 by the then Queen Beatrix. Also present were: the former Federal President Rau, former Federal President Von Weizsäcker and the two foreign ministers, Fischer and Bot.
Architects: OMA www.oma.eu
Photographer: Christian Richters.
The former Ministry of Housing, transformed into a flexible new government office to various ministries and departments after a major refurbishment in 2017. Rijnstraat 8 is part of the master plan of office accommodation in The Hague. It is the first government office that brings together and accommodates multiple government organizations.
In total there are 4400 workplaces for more than 6000 users. The building next to The Hague Central Station will soon accommodate more than 6,000 (mostly) civil servants from Foreign Affairs and Infrastructure and the Environment, the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA), the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) and the Repatriation and Departure Service (DT & V).
The former office building was converted into flexible offices for the government by BAM and Plan@Office. These offices are flexible work environments where people work independently of time and place. The renovation of the building at Rijnstraat is the latest and most extreme example of this development. It has facilities for meeting, networking, communication and cooperation. It is the largest realized Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Europe.
The main meeting room has the same atmosphere as the former Van Kleffens Hall of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is one of the landmarks in the new building. Lensvelt Contract delivered a major contribution to the meeting room with AVL Office Chairs, and created custom made seats for press with integrated folding writing tables.
On all floors stylized seating areas are available in various designs, in different colors of artificial leather and natural leather. The Blocks seats and sofas are designed in collaboration with OMA Architects and are fitted with plug and play facilities.
Realization mid 2017.
Architects: OMA, www.oma.eu
Photographers: Michael van Oosten, Delfino Sisto Legnani, Marco Cappelletti and Nick Guttrige.
Novartis Campus in Basel is internationaal een betekenisvolle plek van kennis en innovatie. Roger Diener, Helmut Federle en Gerold Wiederin ontwierpen en realiseerde in 2005 het eerste gebouw, het Forum 3. Immens grote gekleurde glazen panelen zijn in meerdere lagen rond het gebouw toegepast. De panelen reageren op het licht op bepaalde tijden van de dag en in verschillende weersomstandigheden.
Sevil Peach Gence Associates was de architect bij het ontwerp en de realisatie van een moderne en hoogwaardige werkomgeving. Binnen zijn kantoor landschappen toegepast, een mix van open ruimtes en vergaderkamers. Vanwege esthetische en functionele eigenschappen koos Sevil Peach doelbewust voor de Stealth kasten van Lensvelt.
Architecten: Sevil Peach Gence Associates, www.sevilpeach.co.uk
Fotografie: Christian Richters.
Multi Corporation Corporation is a leading owner, manager and (re) developer of high-end shopping malls in Europe and Turkey, due to a merger and a wish to grow it was time for a move to Amsterdam in 2015. The new building had to allow meeting and interaction to stimulate cooperation and ideas.
The furniture UNM, designed by Nina Graziosi, together with the Stealth cabinets, perfectly matches together with the Stealth cabinets due to its tight design and material use.
Architects: Graziosi Progetti, www.graziosi-progetti.nl
Photographer: bram horizonphotoworks.nl
Located in Moscow’s Gorky Park, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has opened in the end of 2015 to the public for the first time.
The building, which has been designed by Rem Koolhaas’ international studio OMA architects, hosts the gallery of Russian business person and art collector Dasha Zhukova. The project sees the renovation and reuse of the 1960s Vremena Goda Pavilion, with a new program containing diverse exhibition, learning, research and event space configured to showcase the best contemporary russian culture.
The interior facilitates two levels of exhibition areas as well as a creative center for children, a shop, a café, an auditorium and a variety of offices.
The new building is a groundbreaking preservation project that has transformed the famous Seasons of the Year (Soviet Modernist restaurant built in 1968), into a contemporary museum.
The new armchairs are copies of the original 1960s. Together with the project architect of OMA Ekaterina Golovatyuk and architect Timur Shabaev, the chairs were produced by Lensvelt Contract specially for the museum café and restaurant. Large 1960’s armchairs are deliberately chosen for the atmosphere to relax the guests, the tables are moved a little further apart so that everyone can talk freely without loud music. On the backside, the armchairs with large zippers are designed to store the folders in a slipcover. The choice of the two different upholstery was accomplished with Suzanne Demisch from New York.
Architecten: OMA, www.oma.eu
Photograper: Rochan Kumar Assistant of General Director LLC Park Development.