// Achmea

Client Achmea Location Apeldoorn
Surface 1500 m2 Completion 2020

Circular landscape design

“Who you are, is knowing where you come from, being able to build the future from the now.”

says Desiree van der Gracht, formerly designer @Furnify.


The Atrium building in the Achmea’s Apeldoorn office has been transformed into a dynamic meeting place designed to enhance the wellbeing and happiness of employees.

At Achmea, we contribute to a healthy, safe and future-proof society and aim that our working environment reflects our strategic themes. Practice what you preach.” – Renate van den Bosch, Business Development and Innovation Advisor, Achmea.

Sustainable design
In the first phase of the design process, we always look for the identity and story behind a company. With this in mind, we gave several pieces of existing furniture and art a new place in the re-design. Achmea wanted to give staff a sense of choice in their surroundings, a connection to nature, quality acoustics, as well as fresh air and light. In addition, we were tasked with making it as sustainable as possible with second-life furniture, sustainable floor finishes and the re-use of walls.

Wooden block sourced from trees in the city centre of Apeldoorn.
Change of function: from old gymnastics buck, to a brainstorm high table
Greenery with two functionalities: privacy and acoustics