As one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, NBC knows how to tell stories. For their Amsterdam office, these stories are at the core of the interior design. HofmanDujardin developed a ‘spectrum of contents’, using materials, colors and products in relation to famous NBC productions. It resulted in a colourful office that shares cinematic stories with guests and employees.
The NBC Universal office is situated on two office floors which overlook a redeveloped harbour district at the Amsterdam IJ river. Based on the story of Frankenstein, different shades of grey form a continuous base layer covering both floors. On top of this, each floor has three zones with a unique expressive color that reflects the spectrum of contents.
Famous NBC productions like the Minions (yellow) and Jurassic Park (green) were used to distract colors and moods to define the spectrum. In this way, each spectrum zone has a clearly recognizable identity. The resulting diversity invites guests and employees to explore the office through these stories.
The spectrum colors are used in carpets, upholstery of loose and fixed furniture and wall and floor finishes. They pop out in booths and meeting rooms and the carpet bands around the work stations. Together with the dark grey acoustic ceiling and concrete floor, lots of plants add a continuous layer binding all zones together.