Modern New Headquarters in Architectural Landmark
Danish coating supplier Hempel has opened the doors to the company’s new, spacious headquarters, Hempel Campus in Kgs. Lyngby, north of Copenhagen. The rectangular shapes and whitewashed facades of this distinctive building are a clear reference to the company’s first factory in Copenhagen’s Amager district back in 1915.
The interiors are a delight for the senses, with organic, spiral shapes, quality furniture and materials, and an exceptionally high level of detail. All perfectly balanced and in harmony.
Sweco Architects designed the striking building, while HOLMRIS B8 supplied all furnishings, carpets and lamps, as well as a series of solutions customized to Hempel’s particular needs.
Inspiration from the World of Paint
Hempel’s new headquarters was built in three stages, HQ1, HQ2 and HQ3, and HOLMRIS B8 helped furnish all three. Together they comprise an extensive research and innovation center spanning 26,000 square meters with room for more than 400 employees.
The inspiration for the interiors was found in Hempel’s own world – the swirl that is created when two or more solvents are combined in the creation of paint and coatings. The shape is beautifully captured in the building’s atrium with its sculptural winding staircase in wood.
Quality Through and Through
HOLMRIS B8 supplied all furnishings for the headquarters – from desks, office chairs and storage solutions to lighting and lockers. This includes desk drawers made of felt, which fit inside the series of customized lockers for storing work documents. They promote flexibility by making it easy for the employees to sit and work wherever they choose. HOLMRIS B8 also created a customized boardroom table for one of Hempel’s meeting rooms.
The canteen, lounge areas, auditorium, meeting rooms and exterior common areas have been similarly fitted out with new furnishings from HOLMRIS B8, always with a sharp eye to quality. Featured pieces include Labofa’s Heritage Collection, lamps from Menu, Menu’s Harbour Lounge Chair, Muuto’s Outline sofas, Gubi Beetle bar seating and Muuto high tables.
In addition to supplying new furnishings, HOLMRIS B8 also helped Hempel reuse the company’s existing meeting tables by giving the original frames new tabletops created at HOLMRIS B8’s own workshop.