Bain & Company is one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. Their Dutch HQ is located on the 24th and 25th floor of the iconic Rembrandt tower, the highest building in Amsterdam. In line with their company growth and office re-design plans, Bain decided to add the top floor – the 32nd – as the Bain community floor. We won the assignment by challenging the pitch documents. Because Bain is a company that likes to think bold, they appreciated our critical approach.
The project has been a great example of true co-creation. We closely worked together with 5 specialist Bain teams to create their very own Bain office 2.0. An important design choice concerned the work environments. The management offices were made hybrid, so that they can be used for meetings and presentations when not in use. This addition meant an interesting change in usage of the floors. Because these offices were relocated to the core of the building, the entire office floor has fantastic 360-degree views over the city and abundant day light everywhere. We also wanted to make the design more human, less corporate. People like to get recognition and find something of themselves. Personal items, plants, and refined art make the floors warm and inviting – a true human office.