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Gummo offices by i29

Dutch interior architects i29 have completed an office suite for an advertising agency using used furniture bought from online auction sites and charity shops.


The offices, for Gummo in Amsterdam, will only be used for two years so i29 persuaded the client to go for an affordable and sustainable solution.


The second-hand furniture has all been painted dark grey while all the walls are white.


See the Panta Rhei school interior by i29 in our earlier story.


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As Gummo were only going to be renting the space on the first floor of the old Parool newspaper building in Amsterdam for two years, i29 convinced Gummo to embrace the mantra of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ to create a stylish office space that would impact as little as possible on the environment or their wallets. They developed a theme that reflects Gummo’s personality and design philosophy – simple, uncomplicated, no-nonsense, yet unquestionably stylish with a twist of humour.


Everything in the office conforms to the new house style of white and grey. All the furniture was locally sourced via Marktplaats (the Dutch eBay), charity shops and whatever was left over at the old office. Everything was then spray painted with polyurea Hotspray (an environmentally friendly paint) to conform with the new colour scheme.


Even Jesus wasn’t immune, as you can see in the attached pictures. The new office is a perfect case study of a smart way to fill a temporary space stylishly and at minimal cost. The collection of old and repaired products in it’s new coating has given a new potential and soul to the old furniture.


Gummo is an independent full service advertising agency based in Amsterdam. i29 l interior architects is a creative and versatile design studio whose aim is to create intelligent designs and striking images.

i29 interior architects

Project name: office 03
Client: gummo
Design: i29 interior architects
Contact: Jeroen Dellensen / Jaspar Jansen
addres: industrieweg 29
Postcode: NL-1115 AD
city: Duivendrecht
country: netherlands
Tel: +31 (0)20 695 61 20
email for publication: [email protected]

Project Location
Address: wibautstraat
city: Amsterdam
country: netherlands

Project information
area: 450 m2
walls/ceiling: concrete / panelled ceiling
custom made furniture: synthetic coated mdf
furniture: synthetic coated second hand furniture
constructor: Stefan Klopper
coating: Krimpex Coating systems (hotspray)
completion date: feb 2009
budget: euro 30.000,-
photos: i29 l interior architects