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August 3, 2020
Text: Giovanna Dunmall
Amsterdam Graphic Design Studio Thonik Customizes HQ Facade
The team at Thonik—an Amsterdam-based graphic design studio—is no stranger to the creation of memorable patterns; they had never designed one for a building façade however. This summer the collective’s founders, Nikki Gonnissen and Thomas Widdershoven, inaugurated their new six-story headquarters located on the only postwar boulevard in central Amsterdam after a 12-year-long journey spent overcoming bureaucratic hurdles. Widdershoven, who designed the building in collaboration with Arjan van Ruyven of MMX Architecten, gave it expansive floor-to-ceiling windows designed to “bring the outside in” and a playful monochrome pattern of gray and white stripes. The inside features raw concrete ceilings and walls, a dizzying internal staircase, and furnishings and collaborations of notable and innovative Dutch designers and brands.