Modern working spaces for the law firm Maverick in Amsterdam
Uytenhaak + Partners
Rob van Esch – Ruimtes in Beeld
The law firm Maverick in the heart of Amsterdam is one of the top addresses when it comes to commercial and industrial law. As a result, many hundreds of clients come in and out here every year and a large team of experienced lawyers needs space for ideas, meetings and work. We have furnished the interior of the office, creating a vibrant office environment with wooden and glass partitions to create a bright and open overall image.
The foyer and entrance area of the law firm Maverick display the logo made of red Plexiglas behind a spacious counter and provide a view of the offices behind it. The counter is the heart of the vestibule and was custom-made in dynamic forms in two colors in the corporate identity. The wooden cladding of the back wall already gives a foretaste of the design inside the office. The interplay of white surfaces illuminated by glass partitions and wooden furniture enlivens the overall concept.
In addition to HPL in white and red, oak and walnut veneer on black MDF was used for the office furnishings. The robust oak wood can be found, for example, in the tea kitchen with coffee bar, as a bookshelf and in seating. Walnut wood gives the spacious meeting table in the conference room a Scandinavian design. Various socket strips are embedded here in a future-oriented way, which also make long meetings possible.
Between the offices, which are separated from each other and from the interior by glass partitions, we have installed a counter for sitting for talks and breaks. The bookshelf next to it is an ideal place to keep the most important technical and reference books with legal texts within easy reach for all employees. The office furnishings for the individual offices were based on unobtrusive built-in filing cabinets and open containers. The storage space is thus available, but is not the focus of attention.
It was important to us to create an open interior, which through the glass partitions depicts the office as a busy office with numerous employees. The glass walls provide a view of the individual offices, but also allow daylight to enter through the outside windows. Numerous curtains are also part of this open office design. They give the rooms a discreet shield whenever sensitive topics are discussed and visualized. Due to the thin fabric, the curtains appear more friendly than blinds would do at this point.
Thanks to the sound insulation of the glass partitions and the use of wooden furniture, we were able to do without upholstery without compromising the acoustics. The rooms are pleasantly quiet and offer plenty of room for concentration and finding creative solutions to everyday legal issues.