i29 interior architects, Alice in Wonderland, Amsterdam, de Bijenkorf, Dutch architecture, interior design, wooden installation, art installation, small spaces, spiral stairs, artist in residence, the Netherlands, green interior

The project is part of an Artist in Residence project organized by de Bijenkorf, a chain of high-end department stores in The Netherlands. It is located in the small tower on de Bijenkorf in Amsterdam, a spot in the historic heart of the city that has been converted into a cultural haven. The new space will act as a work space for national and international artists invited by de Bijenkorf and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

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The interior design was inspired by the play of different scales and perception in the universe of ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ On one side a vertical installation of wooden volumes from floor to ceiling is placed, the other side is a full white space. The wooden installation includes a pantry, storage, desk and daybed. All functions have been stacked on top of each other as a kind of ‘living cabinet’ in order to experience the tower on different levels. Users can reach the cabinet via a small ladder, while a monumental spiral stair leads to the restored cupola.

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