We are Royal Ahrend. For more than a century, we have been creating vitalising working environments for our clients worldwide. We believe it is the place for talent to meet, be inspired and work together.
We build on a strong legacy that inspires us to truly shape the future of work. It all started for Ahrend in 1896 with a typical Dutch entrepreneurial spirit. But what really defines our products, ambitions, and culture today, is the philosophy and way of working of one of the most modest, yet influential industrial designers: Friso Kramer.
This philosophy of "form follows function" and "less is more" aims to remove all unnecessary detail until an object is in full harmony with the user and the environment and unobtrusively supports him in what he does best. Similarly, we work to make our designs logical, sustainable, and timeless.
The working environments that we create today are vitalising in every sense. They promote wellbeing, facilitate diversity, create a sense of belongingness and increase productivity. Our products are not just natural in use and appearance but also aligned with our clients’ current needs. We provide them with the flexibility and full service to optimally use their available space.
"Less is more" to us implies sustainable. A functional and vitalising design perfectly in sync with its environment logically results in less waste, in innovative ways to reuse materials and in smarter use of our natural resources. Because we have our own production facilities, we do not just generate ideas but actually put them into practice.
Friso's outlook and way of working is ingrained in our DNA and defines our culture. We aim for the highest quality in everything we do and do everything possible to deliver for our clients, users and employees. We are transparent and direct.
Royal Ahrend is a global company, present in more than 25 countries and is always talking to different clients, users and societies. We continuously collaborate to create functional, sustainable solutions that strengthen the health, wellbeing and performance of our client's main assets: their people.