Offices

The interior of Adyen is where the values of Adyen come to life. To be able to create the work environment that fits Adyen and fits the specific circumstances of your location, the Interior Brand guidelines give you a framework with inspiration, information and sometimes kindly requested suggestions. Here you can find the main guidelines, but for further details please download the

Office guidelines

• Finishes

• Furniture catalogue

In order to apply the interior guidelines correctly and ensure a smooth process you should follow these key steps:

Process

Look & Feel

Words we use to describe the look & feel of the interior of Adyen.

Down to earth, transparent and honest

What you see is what you get. Why create complicated things if the beauty is already there. Let’s combine the practical with the aesthetics. If the design has no use other than decoration; let’s not use it.

Fresh, friendly, productive and positive

At Adyen we talk, not shout, to create a positive change. So do our interiors. We place the attention where it needs to be; with our people.

Connected

The office is a place to collaborate and inspire each other. We work together to get better. We stay connected. So does the interior. At Adyen we don’t believe in special treatment. We’re all equal.

Comfortable

Materials and quality craftsmanship create comfort.

Anything but corporate

Yes we are professional, we are able to deliver our best on time, we just don’t wear a suit while doing it. Let’s stay away from the classic corporate references.

Layout

We believe that the layout plays a big role in creating a smooth workflow and enhancing
productivity. A great space creates opportunities for better communication and innovation.
If you are scouting for a new location: Our preference goes to open layouts with a lot of natural light. Preferably on the North or East side. Look for high ceilings, exposed architecture, and big staircases.

The three main areas

No matter how big or small the office, we always have 3 main areas.
1. Work area: where we focus, collaborate and meet.
2. Social area: where we arrive, receive guests, refresh, have informal meetings and socialize.
3. Support area: is everything we need to get by.

Interior colors

We use color to create a strong but calming environment for productive minds. We do this by keeping the following in mind:

  • Use a limited color and material pallet.
  • We go easy on the contrast between the colors and materials.
  • Pick fresh, light and natural colors to keep the vibe fresh & positive.
  • Go for the saturated warm soft tones and gradients to keep it friendly.
  • Use the color of the materials to bring in color instead of paint.
  • Avoid graphic images. Let’s limit the details and big color contrast.

It’s about the people, not the interior.

Primary colors

Accent colors

Green

Our logo is green. Yes. Our interior has green plants. Yes. If green colors are used in the interior, they are saturated greenish colors inspired by a natural feel but that‘s as green as it gets. No need to leave splashes of green details to remind us where we are.

Visual branding

Visual Branding works like a name tag for the interior. It’s important for the visitors to recognize you for the first time. The interior should also be able to speak for itself. Since it’s based on the interior principles of Adyen, it undoubtedly looks and feels like Adyen.

Logo

We use our logo in a specific way so we are consistent through all offices. Always check with Adyen Studio
team before putting any logo out there.

Exterior logo

Must be visible from the street. Use materials similar to the exterior of the building. Integrate into existing materials with enough color difference to read easily.

Interior logo

Our logo should be visible in the space when entering the office. We don't feel the need to show it everywhere. We know where we are.

Plant wall

The logo will be shown on a plant wall with preferably real plants. It needs to look as natural as possible. Use a diversity of different plants so it creates a natural pattern and enough depth.


Dimensions

A logo should be large enough to be visible but not too big to draw too much attention. It should be proportionally in balance with the size of the wall or building.

Don't be tempted...

  • To make the logo in 3D: Our logo is quite geometrical. When this is being made in 3D you cannot read it from any angle except the front. Try not to make it thicker then 5-10mm.
  • To make the logo bigger than 130 cm wide: At Adyen we talk, not shout.
  • To create an artwork out of our logo
  • To use the Adyen 'a' on it's own
  • To change the color
  • To use patterns in our logo
  • To make it from glossy or transparant materials

Reach out to Adyen Studio team in order to create the right files for the supplier.

Details

Always ask yourself, would I want this in my home? For example: Would I want to sit in an office all day where everything is bright green? Would I want a fake green leather couch in my home? If you are ever in doubt our design team is at your disposal for ANY questions. Alternatively, please download one of the PDF's:

• Office guidelines

• Finishes

• Furniture catalogue