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simply because they find them uninteresting. “Obviously we design according to the current zeitgeist, but our designs last much longer than a season or two.” According to Bogaarts the design must be more than just a design. The spaces they create must become an experience, even if it is only living space. Bogaarts: “We don’t just live in our houses, they are places where we also work, relax, workout, etc. Every time we must figure out what the best use of the space is for the client's life.” Making a room an experience does not mean an excessive use of designer masterpieces or extravagant elements, but it’s all about creating an ambiance. “Once, we had clients who had very busy lives,” says Bogaarts, “We created a haven of tranquillity of their home. That way they can relax at home, and continue their busy lives outside.”
Moving along With each design Buro Bogaarts strives for sustainable solutions. Not only sustainable for the environment, but also for the design and the client. They always keep in mind that the design must be timeless, and materials, objects and even buildings
must be recycled. Bogaarts: “We always use certified wood and materials with good qualities, and they must be easy to replace, if required. Even the correct use of light can be a sustainable part of the design. We believe the design should be sustainable. Meaning, when you take away all the furniture, the space still must have a good quality, without excesses.”
Biggest strengths Buro Bogaarts designs, guides and realises the interiors of homes, offices, practices, public areas and restaurants. They do small tasks such as colour advice, but also complete interiors of a house or company. Bogaarts: “To create the perfect design, one must be open to the world, meet and talk to people. Get to know the world. Our biggest strength is that we can adapt to any situation or assignment. No matter the client, no matter the assignment. It is very important in our business, and also our economy, to adapt to the current circumstances and clients. To create the perfect design, you must be able to move along, no matter what is going on.” www.burobogaarts.nl/en
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