Viisi Labs Circular Office Design

Between 2015 and 2016 Cèsare Peeren designed and realized part of the new interiors for VIISI ‘s headquarter, an ambitious and innovative  company based in Amsterdam. At the end of 2016 Cèsare won the Desso Circular Design Award with this project.

Following the scouts and the makers during the different steps of production, this portfolio shows the process behind the scenes: where the materials came from and how they have been treated and reused. An homage to the master of crafts, their dedication, they ability to transform something that was discarded, into innovative and beautiful designs.

Divided in #9 main sections the portfolio highlight the SuperUse design practice with an accent on the craftsmanship of these amazing makers.

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#1 People first

Above: the founders of  Viisi BV. From left to right: Frank Tukker, Hendrik Schakel, Hergen Dutrieux, Tom van der Lubbe to whom I am very grateful for sponsoring this documentation process and for all I have learned by working with and for them.

 

#2 The space

Viisi Labs Amsterdam | Interiors of the headquarter at Suriname Plein before the intervention.

#3 Harvest Zuid Ooost

A commercial complex built in the’80s in the South East of Amsterdam which has been dismantled few weeks after the harvest of the materials.

 

#4 Harvest warehouse

The fields around the former greenhouse where the bowling alley was found.

 

#5 Harvest Zaandam

Former desktops:  trespa plates found at Elmo’s workshop in Zaandam, north west of  Ansterdam.

 

Same day: sandblasting a plate as a test for the floor’s pattern.

#6 Materials & prototypes

Rooterdam: Superuse Studio Cèsare Peeren, photo by Denis Guzzo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collection of selected materials from the harvest.

 

 

the lamps

Refurbishing the lamp prototype found at the Heineken Building in Rotterdam

 

 

#7 The floor

 

 

 

 

Testing coating solutions for the new floor

 

Installing the prototypes at the Circular Expo Amsterdam

 

 

 

#8 Building process

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9 final results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To be continued…

 

 

Sponsored by → Viisi.nl