In 2018 MASS was commissioned to design a bespoke interior for the wheelhouse of a houseboat resting in the old docks of Amsterdam.
Over the years, each room onboard has been transformed by artists, designers and architects alike, converting the barge into something of a floating work of art. Sitting center-stage on deck with 360° panoramic views of KNSM island, the space offered a tantalizing opportunity to create something memorable and unique.
Taking direct inspiration from the water and waves, the vision was to create a space where everything flowed together as one - a continuous surface connecting seating to tables and tables to walls; converging above with a custom ceiling light featuring intricate laser etched patterns across its surface.
The resulting parametric form was completed within budget, using 648 panels and assembled without screws, nails or glue.