JWT Amsterdam office design by Koudenburg & Elsinga
Behind The Design
JWT Amsterdam sets out to ‘Seriously Surprise’, and manages to do so from the moment you enter the office. Exciting things lie in wait around every corner.
Whether it’s the upside-down landscape at the reception desk, the greenhouse-based meeting space filled with plants, the architectural tree sculptures or drawings by artists such as Dutch collective Kamp Horst or Norwegian Anders Rockum.
The list goes on, and visitors simply can’t resist the urge to explore. There’s much to be discovered, like the impressive Skype cabins, space dividers in the shape of Amsterdam canal houses, or the silhouette of Holland’s greatest writer made out of his Wiki-page text. The interior perfectly reflects the agency’s motto.
The two creatives lent the interior it’s ‘wow-factor’ by applying various graphic design features – including unique logos for each department – a variety of eye-catching furniture items and various specials, such as a 2.6m-tall cardboard bunny that houses the office’s many awards.
For the finishing touch, they added classics from Eames and Friso Kramer, lighting fixtures by Louis Poulsen and Tom Dixon and cheeky design icons like the Moroso ‘Soft Wood sofa’ and Driade ‘Nemo’ face chairs.
We wanted to make work feel like play, so we designed a really diverse range of work environments. Open & closed, S / M / L with breakout spaces and touchdown work settings where 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 or even up to 12 people can work their magic. We didn’t want to apply a singular design-concept to the entire space, as the surprise effect would wear off too soon. Instead, we created a wild mix of inspiring experiences which – in addition to achieving the ‘smile’ we were after – complements and supports the agency’s approach. This diversity helps to create a homelike environment, which in this case comes with a grand café complete with a chef. Bon appétit
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|Location:||Amsterdam, Netherlands||> See all offices in this country|
|Office Size:||19000 sq. ft.|
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