Studio D/Dock was challenged by OVG Real Estate to design their new office space on the top floor of the famous green Edge Building in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The result is a creative working venue, where traditional desks are replaced by activity-related areas and relaxation corners. An impressive array of finishes and textures is highlighted in the interior design, for a relaxing, laid-back atmosphere.

A living room setup complete with a fireplace and coupled with an informal kitchen island and a smiling hostess provides a different take on the traditional waiting room found in most offices. 

Informal kitchen - modern office design Amsterdam

“A completely innovative concept has successfully been created in our new office in Amsterdam. Health, exercise and a balance between exertion and relaxation are central in this,” says Jan Hein Tiedema, General Director at OVG Nederlands.


Employees can either use the secluded workstations to work without any noise or interruption, or hold workshops and presentations in the public areas. “By applying various workplace typologies, we have created an adaptive office, suitable for all possible work methods,” added Jan Hein Tiedema. The Energy Station — a refrigerated trolley containing a variety of healthy snacks (or, “brain fuel”) — provides refreshments for the employees and promotes healthy living at the same time. [Photos and information provided by Studio D/Dock]

Single cubby work stations - modern office design Amsterdam

Round table in public meeting room - modern office design Amsterdam

Large oval bench with small tables - modern office design Amsterdam

Public meeting room - modern office design Amsterdam

Red meeting room - modern office design Amsterdam

Desk workspaces - modern office design Amsterdam

Individual desk workspaces - modern office design Amsterdam

Long meeting table - modern office design Amsterdam

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