Het Hem

And Beyond Studios  


  Interior design
  Interior realization

Situated in a former munitions factory, Het Hem is a new home for contemporary culture. Commissioned by and in collaboration with And Beyond Studios we designed several elements for the interior of the Living Room, the heart of the building. The materials we used are in contrast with the industrial environment, and link the entire interior together. The Library, Café Restaurant and Workplace are like islands in the vast space of The Living Room.

From factory to home
of contemporary culture


The living room is the
heart of the building

In The Library you can sit back and enjoy a book from the collection of Het Hem. We combined and refigured metal storage shelves and green plywood in a smart way, creating bookcases that also serve as benches. The placement of the bookcase in the space creates two intimate seating areas. 

In order to create an area for the kitchen in the open space we placed a plywood wall. The backbar in front, integrated in the wall, consists of metal storage shelves, green plywood boards and mirrors. The playful pattern of the shelves continues in the wooden sides of the wall.


We custom made the lighting fixtures that hang from the six meter high ceiling with steel wires. Two magazine displays lean against the wall.


  Client: Het Hem x And Beyond Studios   
  Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

   Interior architecture and design by Studio Items 
   Production & realisation by Studio Items 

        Eva Reuvers
        Rein Reitsma
        Jorn van Stein


  Photography by Luuk Smits