D/DOCK is an Amsterdam based design studio of interiors and total concepts. The philosophy behind the studio goes beyond physical and aesthetic aspects alone. D/DOCK adopts a working method in which design, project management and consultancy are the ingredients for innovative business cases build around human requirements. The firm’s team draws on an international network of experts, collaborating with respected professionals in the industry who share knowledge and passion for what they do, jointly seek solutions that stimulate ambition and education, and contribute to a sustainable future.
D/DOCK collaborated with national and international respected clients such as Google, Philips, B/S/H/, TomTom, VUmc Amsterdam and 20th Century Fox.
Google office in Amsterdam
After an extensive refurbishment, Google Amsterdam reopened the doors of its quirky office in January 2014. D/DOCK was given the opportunity to turn this 3.000 square meters office space into an interactive landscape for the local Google team. The garage where founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin started Google, was the inspiration for the interior concept. Quirky elements throughout the office illustrate this era – from graffiti walls and cardboard box lights to the exposed ceilings and container wall in the 70-seater auditorium, also referred to as the Tech Talk.
Sustainability played a vital role in the restyling of the office. Existing meeting furniture, individual work places and parts of the micro-kitchens were offered a second life after refurbishment. D/DOCK adhered to Google’s healthy material list by using non-toxic materials only and designed with a great focus on energy and water consumption.