Posts Tagged ‘Antwerp’
On the impressive first floor Fosbury & Sons founders Stijn Geeraets and Maarten Van Gool have launched a new and high-quality way of working, ‘the renaissance of work’, focussing on the needs of today’s generation. Fosbury & Sons is an inspiring and professional workplace where entrepreneurs, digital nomads and larger companies come together and benefit from all kinds of additional services.
In a reference to New York’s famous elevated park, the interior designers looked to create a “High Line-like feeling” where “you can take different types of walks and discover something new each time”. To achieve this, they created an assortment of different formal and informal working spaces, including amphitheatre-style stair seating, a mid-century-styled meeting room and one nook with a daybed.
The biggest challenge was to strike the right balance and create a space which exudes unity but which also connects the people visiting it. The space itself has a floor area of 250 sq.m. There are no dedicated corners for the different brands given that the aim was to incorporate the different interior solutions in a realistic setting.
Lots of quirky little personality features are carefully dotted around the Antwerp café, such as the colourful shawl-swatches hanging on the walls; what could look like a critical lack of closet space comes across as intimate and relaxing, likewise the decoratively placed skateboards are youthful and fun.
The racks, with matching mirrors and lamps, are created by Dutch designer Maarten Baas who took his clay furniture to another level. The low wooden tables with ceramic figurines were made by Dirk Van Saene himself, who after 30 years in the Belgian avant-garde scene, created his own little universe.
Sleeping Around is a unique pop-up hotel. The term “pop-up” goes beyond merely “making an appearance”. Here, it denotes exclusivity, flexibility and innovation: a unique experience with a strong element of surprise. Already successfully employed in retail, the concept has never been extensively applied to hotels. Until now, that is.