// Achmea

Client Achmea Location Tilburg
Surface 116 m2 Completion 2021


“When I walked into the boardroom, I fell in love with the space,”

says one of the boardmembers @Achmea


Achmea is the largest insurance company in the Netherlands. They approached us for a circular and sophisticated boardroom for workshops, brainstorming sessions and meetings.

We refer to circular projects like this as works of supply-driven design (SDD). This means taking the interior elements our client already has and supplementing them with our own stock of second-life furniture and materials.

“I’d like to see circularity as the ultimate form of creativity. For me, this project proves once more that sustainable design does not mean compromising on aesthetics or quality,” says Clarice, circular accelerator at Furnify.

With this project we didn’t only create second-life furniture, we delivered the entire fit-out in collaboration with our circular partners, Human Office, Mirato and Maakhenk. We focused the design around a custom-made metal core and brought the space together with warm colours and texture whilst also playing with the light coming in from all around. There was also a need for flexibility in the space – being able to change it around to different seating configurations.

The boardroom has a beautiful 360-degree view over the city of Tilburg. The main challenge was that this panoramic view brought a lot of light in. We developed unique ways to capture or break up that incoming light: a feature wall lined with bottles, sliding window panels and the metal core section, which were all custom-made.

Achmea’s own poufs where in perfect condition to be reused. By reupholstering them we integrated the poufs into the design. They provide the perfect setting for a quick email or phone call.
Current layout (left) with alternative and flexible set up (right)
The metal core is custom made, full of details and has a huge impact on the space.
The meeting area with sliding window panels from reclaimed wood to filter the light.
Detailing of the circular carpet, recycled plastic top and sustainable fabric