Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum manages the audiovisual heritage of the Netherlands. The various collections include over 700,000 hours of radio stock footage, television, film and music and material is added every day. When the institute moved to a new and striking building, they called upon the services of Gispen to realise a matching interior design.
Characteristic and high-quality furnishing
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision is housed in a striking building that features a unique glass façade, designed by Neutelings Riedijk Architects. In a joint effort with all other involved parties, we have realised the characteristic and high-quality furnishing the institute was looking for.
The furniture of the previous building was once supplied by Gispen. We kept the furniture and moved it to the new building because it was still in good condition. We then added various pieces of furniture to the existing furnishing, including a variety of seats and consultation areas in the hallways. The colours of the façade can be traced back in the interior. The Mondial chairs combined with WV.01 tables give the place its own unique look.
Indoor terrace, grand café and student café
Gispen also furnished the indoor terrace, the grand café and the student café. While doing so, we took into consideration that the furniture would be used intensively by visitors and students, without making any compromises when it comes to the desired look. The tables are made from corian: a sustainable, non-porous and hard-wearing material. The benches are made from foam and have been finished with a coating.
Keeping true to the style of the institute, pictograms on the tables indicate the location of power supplies.
Photography: Chris van Koeverden