November 9, 2009
What a wonderful and eco-friendly office! This awesome office belongs to a commercial creative agency called Nothing based in Amsterdam. The Nothing team took the idea behind the company name (taking nothing and turning it into something) as the starting point for the physical design of the office; which included creating walls, signage, beams, tables, shelving and even a set of stairs out of cardboard. They also have the walls double as a blank canvas, on which people can leave their marks, like Fiodor Sumkin did.
To whom is concerned about the fire risks, cut's at the shap edges and coffee stains, according to Joost van Bleiswijk, who created and designed this cardboard office, the material is treated with a fire resistant substance; the material is quite thick, the top layer is a 2 mm solid cardboard that doesn't cut your hands as a thin paper sheet would do; and the material is a high pressure cardboard that doesn't soak liquids as a normal paper box would do. The layer on top makes that you can wipe and clean the worst damage. And if it does get too dirty...., they will just cut another tabletop for, well, nothing much at all.