Sculptural furniture and French oak panelling define this plush family office in Amsterdam, which has been renovated by local studio Framework.
Located in the centre of the city, on the second floor of an office building that dates back to 1910, the workspace belongs to a family business.
The 220-square-metre space consists of four private offices and a meeting room, which are blessed with generous windows and decorative wooden floors that have survived more than a century of wear.
According to Framework, the client called for an “artistic approach” to office interiors that would approximate the “calm ambience of an art gallery”.
In response, the studio applied oak panels to the walls to evoke a sense of cocooning warmth and sourced a careful selection of sculptural design pieces and artworks from all over the world.
Highlights include a trio of vintage armchairs created by Italian designer Luciano Frigerio in 1968, massive abstract sculptures by Antwerp-based artist Florian Tomballe and a custom brass desk procured via New York’s Patrick Parish Gallery.
“We sourced the pieces together with the client, who is a young art collector,” Framework told Dezeen.
“We mixed Italian, French and Dutch artists in this office that are rarely seen out of their regional context. The Framework design studio is made up of multiple nationalities – that’s what makes our designs so eclectic and undefinable in style.”
Led by Dutch designer Thomas Geerlings, the studio has offices in Amsterdam, Paris and Ibiza.
This project marks the first collaboration between Framework’s French and Dutch offshoots.
“We worked closely together on this project to get the best result,” Framework explained.
“Because the Amsterdam studio is more focussed on Dutch artists and is working from a Dutch point of view, it always enhances the outcome to have another viewpoint on subjects like this.”
Framework has previously turned a neglected 19th-century warehouse in Amsterdam into a luxurious family home and designed Water Villa, a houseboat with a geometric exterior, together with Studio Prototype.
Photography is by Kasia Gatkowska.