Belgo-Seeds office by Vincent Van Duysen Architects, Kortrijk – Belgium

September 24th, 2013 by retail design blog

The 150 square meter office is located in Kortrijk, Belgium, in a historically important, restored textile weaving factory from the early part of 1900. Vincent Van Duysen Architects handled not only the restoration of the space but also the interior design, and the design of much of the furniture.

The office consists of a large main space and smaller offices for the four staff members. Most interesting about this elegant project is the fact that the office is not for a design studio or architectural firm, but for Belgo-Seeds, a business involved in global importing and exporting of agricultural products, especially seeds. A shelving unit with beautifully lit glass containers of seeds is the only direct reference to this.

The brick ceiling and cast-iron columns are restored nods to the industrial past of the building, while the dark timber wall paneling, light oak floors and soft hues of fabrics and furnishings add a comfortable feel. Most of the furniture was custom-designed by Vincent Van Duysen including the desks, all storage units and the pendant lighting. The office chair used in this project is the brown leather version Van Duysen’s design for Bulo. The coffee table is a custom version of Van Duysen’s Surface for B&B Italia:.

Photographer: Thomas De Bruyne


http://www.thecoolhunter.net/article/detail/2174/belgo-seeds-offices–kortrijk-belgium

Gaggenau stand at EUROCUCINA 2012 by eins:33, Milan
Advanced professional-standard technology for the private kitchen combined w...
Plenus Inc. Office by Naoya Matsumoto, Tokyo - Japan
Naoya Matsumoto composes creative office building for Plenus Inc.
Green Ladder pavilon by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Sydney - Australia
The pavilion acts as a physical link connecting visitors and nature. Ultimat...
Bistro La vie by iks design, Nagoya - JAPAN
Brass was used as eye-catchers for lights, hanger pipes, furniture knobs and...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *