concrete – stucco – steel – walnut – dark oak – plant – warm mustard – vintage
“The custom-made furniture, special artworks and design objects make it an inspiring space”
This old factory in Bloemendaal was turned into our new studio with the application of the same distinctive signature style used in all our projects. The singular way the original elements are preserved and combined with the contemporary design is a showcase for the work we do. The natural materials and use of special stucco techniques blend with the original industrial elements in a seminal way. The custom-made furniture, special artworks and design objects make it an inspiring space. In the studio, the ‘Black Box’ is central, separated from everything and at the same time connected to the whole. The new studio in Bloemendaal is a total concept with an industrial character.
Studio Jeroen van Zwetselaar had the exciting challenge of transforming a former cogwheel factory in the heart of Amsterdam into a timeless dwelling that plays with light, height and an enormous volume. It was a great challenge to maintain an open space with the presence of two staircases, without it becoming too restless. We found the solution in designing multifunctional forms that serve as staircases as well as the bearers for the ‘floating’ floor, into which the kitchen is partly integrated. Warm oak was chosen in combination with a concrete floor in keeping with the industrial origin. The contrast is constantly visible.