Robust and elegant go hand in hand in the design for NautaDutilh in FIRST Rotterdam. Among the international branches of the law firm, the office in Rotterdam was to maintain its own distinctive identity, building on almost 300 years of history in the city.

Tough, robust and no-nonsense, unafraid of change and innovation: this seems somewhat at odds with characteristics as warm and chic which the lawyers also sought-after in their new interior. The solution to merge these emotional worlds is found in the new interior design. To fortify the communicative design of the office with its surrounding, the rhythmic cladding of building façade is cleverly translated to the interior. This approach also includes the design of the entrance desk. In translating requirements for transparency, the office has become even more dynamic and social.


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