- Interior with a bright translation of Christian and Catholic values
- COEN! created a new workingenvironment and identity layer for the ‘Besturenraad / BKO’. These twoorganizations are going to cooperate more intensively at a new location andtake care of two denominational types of education in the Netherlands: Catholicand Protestant. The aim of this project was to visually connect the sharedgoals and principles of both organizations.
- For the design of this story COEN!used The Book as a metaphor. Apart from the Christian and Catholic values abook also consists of structure, text and image. You see stained glasspatterns, metal grids based on the golden section and special text prints witha message. The relation between faith and education is also subtly made clearby DNA patterns and golden ‘office altars’.
Project: OfficeBesturenraad / BKO, Houttuinlaan 5a, Woerden, the Netherlands.
Client: Besturenraad/ BKO, Woerden
Interior design: COEN!design agency, Coen van Ham, Eindhoven
Interior builder: DeVastgoedinrichter, Albergen and Gielissen, Eindhoven
Floor: ca2200 m2
Start design: 2010
Start building: 2010
The eccentric and ornate atmosphereof the Catholic religion has always fascinated a great many people. In addition,a new religion has developed with a belief in the global economy and withmaterialism as the one God. As people continue to search for new forms ofspiritual enrichment, space is also created for new types of religiousexperience, Catholicism and spirituality. This search for new meaning leads toinner reflection. Coen van Ham delved into the tension that exists between thematerial and the spiritual. The result was a new logo based on the cross.
This logo is based on a reversal.Will you choose the deeper spiritual value or the material value on thesurface? Do you believe in God, in yourself, or in the power of the economy? Orperhaps you believe in a material as well as a spiritual world? See also www.faithless.me for more information about this object.
Coen van Ham (1971) is a Dutchconceptual designer, architectural designer and source of creative inspiration.He studied at the renowned Design Academy in Eindhoven.
COEN! is one of the leadingagencies in the Netherlands on account of its innovative concepts, stunningdesigns and inspiring workshops. His style is colourful, graphic, sober andcommunicating.
COEN! shapes and guards overidentity. Designs for your works of art, corporate identity, product and
interior are all based in apowerful and unique concept. Designs by Coen van Ham have been
included in several design and artcollections. His work was shown in a diverse range of exhibitions
worldwide. Coen’s work has beenfeatured in numerous magazines and books.