Creating an outdoor experience at work
With both an indoor and outdoor theater, a hilltop viewpoint, water features, indoor and roof gardens, sports facilities, and a restaurant with fresh food, AFAS sure knows how to spoil the staff. The main goal? Making sure that all 600 employees and more than 1.000 yearly apprentices feel at home, with their wellbeing as the most important aspect. The many outdoor gardens are fully equipped with Extremis furniture to offer places to eat, sit, meet, relax, rest, and take work outdoors. "Bringing together functionality, durability, and esthetics, Extremis is a great asset", explains landscape architect Bart Hoes.
The Outdoor Workspace
The future of the office never looked so bright. The one-size-fits-all era and nine-to-five work environment is finally over. Thoughtful, intentional design is here to stay with health, wellbeing, and collaboration at the helm. The fact that nature nurtures, is well established. Closed office spaces with stifling air conditioning, and metal and glass structures often become a burden. No amount of artificial landscaping can provide the soothing effect and solace of nature. Years of research prove that being surrounded by nature increases wellbeing and productivity. As a brand making “tools for togetherness”, Extremis values the needs of employees, and having access to outdoor spaces is greater than ever.
Make the most of your outdoor workspace
What's the purpose of an office if not to bring colleagues together? After several months of a worldwide pandemic, we realized the true value of the office after our absence from it: togetherness. Sure, the office needs to provide the tools and technology for productivity, but leading companies worldwide are realizing the value in an organization is derived from its people and their ability to co-create and collaborate. Sometimes it's the inspiration you didn’t know you needed from a casual collision with a colleague during a coffee break that sparks the next big idea.
A guide to biophilic design
Keen to adapt your living and working spaces to improve the quality of life? Our biophilic design guide, carefully written by Dirk Wynants, the big boss at Extremis and head designer at DWDW, explains how and why to bring nature back indoors. Fill in the form below to download our biophilic design guide.
From tree to table
What is the most sustainable table? No table at all, of course. And while we love our customers, we don't want to see them back every five years for a new table. In our minds, this is true sustainability. For this reason, we went to the ends of the earth to find the best woods for our collection. Learn about the journey of our woods, from tree to table.