Sounds Comfortable | Navigant UtrechtBy ZENBER Architecten
World Trade Centre, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Sound-absorbent sofas and coupe seats at the Utrecht offices of Navigant are upholstered in FEBRIK and Kvadrat textiles. Specified in colours that match the company’s identity, they support the sustainable-design goals of achieving BREEAM certification and meeting the WELL Building Standard™.
The soft furniture is designed by ZENBER Architecten and custom-made by Van Assem Interieurbouw. The sofas feature a sound-absorbent backrest covered with the textile Triangle or a standard backrest upholstered with Steelcut Trio. Triangle is also used for the coupe seats, which have sound-absorbent sides and bases.
In addition to the goal of ‘sustainable materialisation’, the upholstery textiles support another core ambition behind the interior concept: to deliver a representative, invigorating environment, characterised by flexible workspaces, which maximises collaboration.
Navigant Consulting is a management consultancy firm. It has offices in Asia, Europe and North America.
Ingrid Heijne, ZENBER Architecten: “Our interior architects love the 3-dimensionality of the FEBRIK fabrics. The knitted textiles are soft and tactile, and the play of light and shadow they create adds a sense of depth - an extra dimension. Also, the architectonic rhythm they offer is much appreciated.”
Photography by Ossip van Duivenbode