abrdn Amsterdam
Client
abrdn
Designer
Simah Aslam
Brands
Planq, Casala, Narbutas, Lande
Industry
Finance
Region
Amsterdam
Planq denim ubu chairs

Located on the 20th floor of Amsterdam’s World Trade Centre, the Dutch branch of abrdn, has fantastic city views. Maximising the outlook, creating flexibility, and bringing the office in line with brand identity across Europe, was the impetus for a recent refresh.

Lande buggy snake table
The challenge given to Bureau was to source local, keep sustainability at the fore and celebrate our brand. They delivered on all those aspects with form and function. We are delighted with the result.
Simah Aslam Workplace Designer — abrdn
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The new layout reveals striking views that were previously obscured. Redesigning the workspace has created collaborative and sociable spaces that are flooded with natural light.

Planq unusual counter stool

Local Sourcing

Key to the success of the project was reflecting Dutch design and reducing carbon emissions, whilst still staying true to the brand. Sourcing from Dutch manufacturers such as Lande, Planq, Casala and Narbutas brought a quintessentially Dutch look and feel to the space.

Planq unusual counter close up

Furniture from Textile Waste

Bureau support clients to minimise their environmental impact where possible. For this Netherlands based project, Planq was the perfect partner. Planq re-use, recycled waste material in their innovative furniture, they’re locally based and were able to support the entire fit-out.

Planq ubu denim lockers

Residential Style Workspace

The use of colour and softer, curved lines of the furniture selected, created a home-from-home, residential feel. Added planting and artwork further enhance the space, supporting a feeling of well-being.

Planq cubics cabinets black

Practical Workplace Solutions

Lockers provide storage space, shelving, and delineation to create separate zones. The addition of office call pods provide privacy and focus space when required and static workstations were replaced with height adjustable desks.

Abrdn meeting table

Photography Valentin

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