When customized museum interior is a must
The customized museum interior often consists of furnishings that can be easily adapted to current exhibitions.
A store and catering facility are fixed components within the concept of the museum experience. Items such as multimedia columns, interactive interior elements, displays, showcases, benches and back walls form the hardware.
*Photographer: Arjen Schmitz
Your professional partner for museum interior
Coors actively thinks about the use of materials and engineering for specific museum applications. The balanced use of the right colors and materials such as plastic, Corian, metal, wood and upholstery, ensure the translation of design to the final customized elements that meet the set expectations. Whether it’s a renovation, a refurbishment of a monumental building or a completely new museum, Coors is your professional partner for museum interiors.
After winning the European tender, Coors Interior Designers, together with DOK Architects, realized the entire interior of the Dutch Maritime Museum (in Dutch: Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum). Coors developed, produced and placed tailored furniture in the library, the public and employee restaurant, the offices and the general areas. Next to this customized furniture, Coors took care of all the kitchen equipment, audiovisual installations and commercial furniture on a turnkey basis. By making several samples and detailed drawings, the cooperation with the architect and client went perfectly, and we were able to develop a beautiful museum interior.
The library is built entirely of steel and is even one floor up with several stairs leading to a mezzanine. This construction was a challenge to make because of the 17th century old and tilted building.
Due to the weight of the library, the floor had to be supported with a heavy steel construction. With integrated bookends and LED lighting, the library has become a spectacular realization of the wishes of the architect and client, who are very satisfied.
For the employees of the museum, Coors furnished the office with both customized as well as commercial furniture. The customized furniture consists of a counter completely covered with artificial leather and high-gloss white sliding door cabinets, which are covered with special fabrics for sound absorption. One of the challenges of the office furniture was the logistics. The office is located in the attic and the elevator to this floor was too small for the furniture. Thanks to one of the specialized transport companies that Coors works with regularly, the furniture was moved in spectacular fashion with a moving elevator over the canal via the gutter through an attic window. The dimensions of the customized furniture matched the dimensions of this attic window.
Coors also took care of the kitchens and the audiovisual part of the project.
Details of the furniture were realized due to the close collaboration with the architect. With unique combinations of solid oak, oak veneer and inlays, the furniture was made entirely according to the sketches of the DOK Architects. Near the public restaurant, a store with retail furniture was also created with white high-gloss adjustable shelves in which LED lighting is incorporated.
For the Maritime Museum, the Admiralty Headquarter and the Tromp Rooms are a future source of sponsor funding. Therefore, extra attention was paid to the design and implementation thereof. In the Admiralty Headquarter, in addition to making new paneling and a switchable conference table, Coors put a lot of energy into restoring the original floor and the authentic 17th century fireplace.
In the Tromp rooms, the original large shutters in the outer wall have been restored without affecting the authenticity of these shutters, to be able to completely darken the room to use a projector for presentations. In the inner façade towards the courtyard, new shutters in the same style were made for all windows.
Coors realizes circular customized interior design projects
We do this by combining two disciplines: engineering and implementation. But of course also by involving you in the process as much as possible. A project is something you do together – that is our motto. We have been realizing projects in various sectors for many years. We offer a stable combination of experience, expertise and development.
Coors is a proud contributor to interior design projects that are inspiring as well as climate and ergonomically responsible. We work for large and small companies on sustainable interiors, from complete new constructions and renovations to turnkey projects and custom furniture.