Nothing Office | 09

Cardboard | 2009

Nothing is an Amsterdam-based, independent entrepreneurial agency that delivers innovation and commercial creativity for local and international clients out of a cardboard box. Literally. The Nothing office, built entirely of cardboard, was designed by internationally recognized designers Joost van Bleiswijk and Alrik Koudenburg.

"I wanted to create a timeless space, monumental with my monumental and ornamental design style, using recognizable classic lines and styles."

The use of the 'No Screw, No Glue' technique on this scale was never explored before and the strong lines, allowed Joost to apply details, volumes and furniture. Using over 500m2 of the most 'Nothing-building material' we could find - reinforced cardboard. It was CNC cut and left the team with 1500 element that they slot together without the need of screws nor glue.

Photography by Joachim Baan