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Sony Music

Koker chair and Not A Big Thing table

The Boring Collection task chair and desks

Lazy Modernist provide a thinking spot

Maarten Baas 101 chairs

project Sony Music Amsterdam
architect Beyond Space
furniture Lensvelt Contract Furniture
Photography Peter Tijhuis

A’DAM in ADAM TOWER stands for Amsterdam Dance and Music. Formerly known as the Shell building, (an icon of the 60s) it has been recently renovated and is located on the banks of the IJ river. It is home to several nightclubs and leading international music companies including Massive Music, Wink, ID&T, Gibson and now Sony Music.

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Sony Music Amsterdam showing Maarten Baas 101 chairs, AVL Office chairs and WH Gispen 205 Chairs

Boring Collection low cabinet

The floor plan of Sony Music places enclosed functions near the core, freeing the views from obstruction and allowing the concrete facade construction to claim the spotlight. Special attention has been given to the lighting system. On top of the grid ceiling, LED strips illuminate the white acoustic spray above it, creating hyper-difuse light below and eliminating shadows.


Sit back and relax on a Lazy Modernists

Moreover, the core resembles the inside of an amplifier, the bar doubles as a stairs and the vinyl boardroom table is also a DJ booth. While in the music industry, work and play are very much intertwined, the design seeks to separate the two and give them their own space. This way, one can either be fully focussed at work or fully relaxed at play. The division is emphasized by creating a radical material palette for work and play: grey and green, and nothing in between.


Glyder sofa system in different sizes

Detail of the Glyder sofa

A 'Boring' workstation

On the left side PH1 Barstools and a high Workbench

Boring panels separate Boring desks

Maarten Baas 101 Chairs left and AVL Office chairs at the right table