With the AVL Glyder benches and AVL SPR Cathedras armchairs by Atelier van Lieshout, and stackable This conference chairs by Richard Hutten, Lensvelt transformed the lobby and common areas into a colorful and inspiring environment. A place where visitors like to be locked up voluntarily and comfortably for a change.


The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

The Movement Hotel was opened in August 2017. The hotel in one of the towers of the prison is an initiative of Movement On The Ground (a non-profit organization that initiates projects for refugees) and the Refugee Company (which helps refugees integrate through work). The aim is to get them back to work as quickly as possible and to offer a chance for a new life in the Netherlands.
In collaboration with partners, including Lensvelt, part of the infamous prison has turned into a colorful, stimulating and comfortable hotel. Lensvelt supplied furniture that was specially designed for reception rooms such as the lobby and the common areas of The Movement Hotel.


The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

Lensvelt colors the Bijlmerbajes red
Based on the design by Chris Burghard of ÈMCÉ interior architecture, the salmon-pink reception area was fitted with inviting bright red Lensvelt furniture, such as the remarkable AVL Glyders, benches with their dynamic back that can slide back and forth (‘glyden’) as desired. The choice was also made for AVL SPR Cathedra, luxury armchairs with armrests and a six-sided foot and the ultra-light and stackable This conference chairs by Richard Hutten.

The concept was conceived, developed, and realized within five weeks. That meant working hard for both Burghart and Lensvelt to create a place where everyone – voluntarily – wants to be.


The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

As a committed design furniture label and in favor of the circular economy, Lensvelt likes to work on initiatives where the furniture is part of a circular utility model; the furniture in The Movement Hotel will remain the property of Lensvelt and will be reused when the temporary hotel closes.


The Movement Hotel – Bijlmer bajes

Lensvelt remains involved in more of this kind of meaningful initiatives, also in the new year. With this wish, Lensvelt wishes everyone with whom it has worked together on beautiful, remarkable and award-winning projects,a Happy New Year and more special collaborations in 2018!