Schiphol Departure Lounge 3
by Tjep.

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Dutch designers Tjep. have completed three quirky shops and sales counters in the newly refurbished Departure Lounge 3 of Schiphol airport, Amsterdam.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

The three companies that sit next  to each other in the departure lounge sell items that are stereotypical of Dutch produce; tulips, cheese and bread.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

Tjep.'s design for the flower shop, house of tulips, involves a giant green house with the facade of an Amsterdam townhouse that lifts up, letting its contents spill out to form a small flower market beneath the suspended structure.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

Say cheese! has an elliptical counter made up of stacks of yellow cheeses with the shop's signage attached to a giant slice, complete with air holes.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

Say cheese! has an elliptical counter made up of stacks of yellow cheeses with the shop's signage attached to a giant slice, complete with air holes.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

The designers have used a similar construction to the interior of a Dutch windmill for the huge bread! display and Ash wood, which extends throughout the adjoining tables and seating.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

We've already published some projects by Tjep. including a shop serving healthy take-away food and a restaurant for grown-ups that is also fun for children. See all of our projects by Tjep. here.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

Here's a little more information from the designers:


Tjep. was invited to design a prominent area of Schiphol Lounge 3. Right at the center of this complete renewal project executed by Benthem and Crouwel Architects in collaboration with Merckx and Girod, Tjep. realized a restaurant (Bread), cheese counter (Say Cheese) and a flower shop (House of Tulips).

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

The three basic product categories these concepts represent are strongly rooted in dutch culture. We chose to revisit several dutch icons in relation to the above mentioned products.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

The whole shop just lifts up!

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

The flower shop became a glass canal house that elevates and descends over a small market display. When lifted up the content of the house is spread out to form a small market.

The glass house represents the production source (Holland is the country of green houses) and the canal house represents the possible destination for the flowers. This combinations of references makes it possible to avoid obvious clichés.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

For Bread we proposed a giant Bread display... easy ideas are easily understood! A feeling of authenticity has been underlined by the exclusive use of massive ash wood, through out the entire concept. We were inspired by construction elements used on the inside of antique Dutch windmills.

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

For Say Cheese we developed a beautiful counter that says only one thing cheese!

Schiphol Departure Lounge 3 by Tjep

The main eye-catcher is the stacking of traditional cheese shapes and specially crafted bell food covers.

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Design helps generate more turnover: the turnover of all three concepts has doubled as compared to the concepts that used to occupy the exact same location previously!

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