Inside Solid Event Crew’s New Zaandam Office

Inside Solid Event Crew’s New Zaandam Office

Event company Solid Event Crew hired interior design studio Ninetynine to design their new office in Zaandam, Netherlands.

The SOLID office is a flexible and cohesive space that allows team collaboration and social connection on the one hand, and houses a call centre separated by a glass partition to ensure a high-focus atmosphere on the other. A large communal area with bright white gallery seating as its centrepiece allows larger gatherings, while a completely black meeting room is available to host small, intimate meetings or function as an edit suite.

A material palette comprising concrete flooring, white walls, oak joinery, fresh white composite surfaces in contrast with soft black PET-panelling and subtle dark green accents brings a natural aesthetic to the space and creates an enduring, contemporary finish.

Interior Design SOLID’s tagline is People, Knowledge, Network, and the main space-defining elements, such as the enclosed meeting room, the gallery seating, and the room divider, reflect these words in their visual appearance.The meeting room corresponds with KNOWLEDGE. Materialised as a black box, covered inside and out with patterned, black PET wall panels and black velvet curtains, this soft space preserves secrets & knowledge.

The gallery seating is paired with the word PEOPLE. The U-shaped gallery with three seating levels and a seamlessly integrated high table act as a white canvas to be colourised by the staff. The materialisation is a combination of white cemented vertical surfaces and textured white composite horizontal surfaces. Small L-shaped tables made from perforated white powder-coated steel float above the gallery to be used as flexible working spots.The room divider between working and communal/social areas represents the word NETWORK. On a closed base, finished with oak ribbed panels, a steel structure of vertical and diagonal tubes features oak shelving to create a spectacular open element.

A floor-to-ceiling cabinet made from full-body grey MDF separates the open areas from the enclosed areas, including storage and two small single-person offices. In addition to storage, the cabinet integrates a small phone booth: a small niche cladded with dark green PET panels featuring a small table and a dark green upholstered bench.

  • Location: Zaandam, Netherlands
  • Date completed: 2022
  • Size: 3,014 square feet
  • Design: Studio Ninetynine
  • Photos: Ewout Huibers
Breakout space
Breakout space
Meeting space
Phone booth