Fairphone’s Amsterdam offices built inside an old warehouse using reclaimed materials
The Amsterdam offices of smartphone manufacturer Fairphone were created inside a former industrial building – and informed by the same sustainable design principles the company uses for its products.
(Fairphone aims to make its Android devices from ethically sourced materials, following a modular design that allows users to swap and replace defunct components rather than buy a new phone.) …[S]tandalone rooms, which provide meeting spaces and Skype booths, have glazed walls made using reclaimed window frames from the building’s previous tenants.
The other sides are clad with old floorboards made from rubberwood – a light-coloured, medium-density tropical hardwood that is harvested as a waste product of the latex industry once the rubber trees have been stripped of their natural polymers.