Hofman Animal Care, a manufacturer of pet supplies exported to over 40 countries, has chosen a building within Enter's De Elsmoat business park in the Netherlands as its new location. This new complex brings together offices and reception, the exhibition space, the production and storage area and a warehouse.
The Alchimia collection by Ceramica del Conca was used for the floors and walls of the entire site, the porcelain stoneware surface with a deliberately worn but stable appearance over time. A collection that, thanks to the large format and the almost absence of joints, recreates the mood of old disused factories. Being available in four color variations and different sizes - from the largest 120x120 cm to the smallest 40x80 cm - Alchimia can be used in different contexts, as it responds to the demands of the market and the needs of architects and designers. In addition, it is available in the due2 version, 20 mm thicker, for the outside.
The project, carried out by several hands, features the founder Gerrit Hofman and his son Arjan Hofman, the architects of Studio-NL who designed the building and the designers of Harmeling Interieurs who designed the interiors. For the interior spaces, the decisive role was played by father and son: they specifically asked the designers to create interiors of good quality but without exaggeration. The owners' wish was to create a welcoming, bright place, capable of maintaining its beauty over time.
The absolute protagonists of this project are the large windows that are present, albeit in a different form, also in the offices. The latter, in fact, are organized with glass partitions in transparent open spaces. Also present is the dining area, which overlooks an outdoor area, characterized by a large bar counter made with refined finishes. The continuity between outdoor and indoor, enhanced and underlined by the materials and colors chosen, deserves mention within the whole project.