// Dura Vermeer inspiration

Client Dura Vermeer Location Utrecht
Surface 6000 M2 Completion 2020


“Furnify contributed by arranging a large amount of beautiful second life furniture items, which perfectly complete the design for Dura Vermeer”

says Sabrina van Dongen, Circular Accelerator @Furnify.

D/DOCK & Furnify designed the Dura Vermeer Inspiration Centre as a professional, contemporary networking space where co-creation, collaboration and learning are the focus activities. It’s the new home for the Railinfra division and the Construction & Real Estate division. The environment consists of two building parts, which are connected by a transparent reception area with open stairs. The teams created inspiration spaces, meeting corners and comfortable workplaces.

Furniture items from four locations were upcycled in a way that achieved visual cohesion, contributing to the calm, relaxing atmosphere of the space. Employees recognised pieces from the former offices and commented that it made them happy to be part of an organisation with a strong sustainable focus.

A sneak peek at the “re-energise area” where newly upholstered chairs complement this greenery jungle.
Each floor has its own cosy setting where one can have a quick informal meeting with colleagues.
This campfire space can be used for so many things: listening, presenting, discussing, sharing experiences with each other. The upcycled bicycle seat chairs came from the previous office – they’re onto their third life and counting.
Different seating types offer the Dura Vermeer employees a wide variety of work spots.
Materials are everything. Clean textures and finishings allow the silhouettes of the furniture to stand out.

Would you believe this new-looking furniture was repurposed?